Hard to believe it's July already. Seems like everyone was talking about "June this" and "June that" and now it's turning into "July this and that".
The garden is moving along fast now.
The impatiens are doing well this year in the containers on the back porch. This one looks as if it is a hosta bloom.
But of course it isn't.
Who says red and orange don't go together? Mother Nature says they do.
Calendula and red linums.
Loving these Purple Mountain Sun Daisies - 'Osteospermum barberiae var Compactum'. The color thrills me.
And since it's July, lilies are coming into bloom. This one is Lilium 'Royal Sunset'.
I can't remember the name of this one and the tag is gone.
But it's a tiny thing on a stalk of them. Some type of martagon I think.
The craziness of the garden in July doesn't bother me.
Here we have perennial pink sweet peas, lychnis - upper right, Tuscawilla Tigress daylily just starting to bloom in the far upper right, sedum in the center, rudbeckias on the left and coreopsis at the bottom.
Late August I'll be singing another tune and ripping stuff down.
These annual snapdragons are reblooming after I deadheaded them.
And the heleniums are blooming. This is "Mardi Gras".
Three spoiled hens. They're growing fast. But not fast enough. Still having trouble integrating them with the older hens.
And still working on adopting out these kittens. This is how we often find our computer chair, covered with furry little things.
(We might actually be keeping the gray one.)
Just yesterday Kim saw another mother cat with four kittens in the garden. This group will have to be captured and taken to the pound I'm afraid. We can't rescue them all. If this isn't an advertisement for neutering, I don't know what is.
Update: I called the pound and was informed that if we bring in feral cats they won't be adopted, they'll all be euthanized. So we've decided to try to capture them all, have the Mom spayed and bring her home, and tame the kittens for adopting out. I'll let you know how that plan plays out.