The temperature may soar to hellatious levels during the day, but the evenings are another matter ... and I couldn't be more thankful.
I've gotten in the habit of wandering outside around 8 pm as dusk creeps over my corner of Katy. I sink into one of my nomadic but comfortable green Adirondack chairs, a glass of wine at hand, and I watch the day draw to a close.
A few bees are usually lingering over one flower and another (happy hour for them too) and I whisper a prayer or three of gratitude for this respite from the rigors of the heat.
What kind of coneflowers are you growing? I haven't had much luck with the varieties I've planted in the past.
Gail, I never fail to think of you when I see bees now!
Rose, enjoy the coolth for me!
HGG, I'll happily bring seeds for you to Fling. I have an untold variety of coneflowers, which have probably crossed many times over the years. My current fave is the Giant Coneflower whose seeds came from a friend. I have much better luck with seeds than transplants.
Rooted, it's so good to have at least a few minutes to enjoy the garden each day!
Linda, you're my first ever visitor from Scotland! Welcome! I'd love having light until 11 ... I could get a lot more done in the garden! Sorry you & I can't swap light for warmth!