Nor is she a green (wo)man. She does dance elegantly in the wind.
i present to you, Dancing Phyllis:
(this was taken with a very old iphone that was given to me, which i cannot use as a phone but do enjoy playing with. Elegant, if ungainly Phyllis is a Philadelphus x virginalis 'Natchez' and features very large blossoms.)
the sweet, early lavender tommies (those in the banner) have completed their performance for this spring and their cousins C. tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant' and C. sieberi 'Firefly' are in puddles all about the garden.
these specie crocus seed themselves about and multiply like little spring bunnies!
In this photo, 'Firefly' appears nearly identical to the species (up in the banner), but in life it has much more intense coloration, and those stamens do glow.
"Ruby", yes. "Giant", not! Their cups are larger, but they are hardly giants.
i do believe it's called: "putting one's head down to get thru this horrific summer" and hardly being conscious of the passing of hours, or days
Some nice things do continue to happen in the garden in this case Greenwood, not mine A lace-cap hydrangea, opens:
this is as far as it got before another bloody blast of heat parked upon us stunting all attempts to flourish If we get a break and some rain, soon enough perhaps the buds left on the shrubs will have a chance to fully open later this month or early September