Well, guess what..it did! for over a week, we had overcast skies, heavy humidity (ew, ew, ew!) and rain! There was actually a tornado warning in my town! Yep, the torrential downpour was accompanied by hail the size of marbles! Not to mention power blips..fun!
So..now I'm changing my mind (hey, it's my prerogative!) and would like to order sunshine!
Mainly because our deck is getting a make-over and almost daily showers have not resulted in
much progress. Even had showers under bright blue sky...strange!
But not having to water the garden was a plus...Of course, this means weeds are rampant..isn't it amazing how fast they grow! I completely cleaned this bed of vincas just last month! Black-eyed Susies are lush, lush, lush! The view from my desk is a sea of yellow. Flip side...daylilies are suffering! The blooms cannot hold up and some of my late varieties open and close in mush-mode...not a pretty sight! I'm still out there every morning with my camera...catching some really cool visitors. For some reason, he reminds me of the talking "Geico" in this photo..lol.What is this bug??
Extra points if you see the two butterflies...
Due to all the beetle damage, I trimmed this 'Knock-Out' way back. This is her third flush of blooms for the season...easy plant!