Frequently all in the same plant ... it constantly surprises me how plants can have the most beautiful blooms and look like frass* otherwise. We've reached that point in summer weather where both the garden and the gardener are all showing the strain of being subjected to too much heat and too little rain. I've started to question our abilities to make it through permanently unscathed, which is my usual August state of mind here at Wit's End. It's reassuring in an odd kind of way to know that I'm back where I've been so many times before and to remind myself that I still had a garden each time the summer came to an end. 46 more days of awful to go ... I made it through last summer and the summers before ... I'll make it through this one, too.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, some of the blooming beauties on my corner of Katy.