So far July has given us a bit of rain. Nowhere near as much as we need, but even a little rain helps me feel less nervous about the possibilities of summer fires on our Island. The lawn is a parched mess, but I have been able to keep most all the perennials green with hand watering and sometimes even with the sprinkler. The kids (grown now) scold me for this waste of water. The garden is my only vise(!) and so I continue to water when necessary. Intellectually I agree with them, but emotionally? No.
This rain of ours has been mostly gentle, not the kind that brings tree damage or hail. This is how it looked at the front of our house.
The Hostas have begun blooming and the bees are enjoying them. There are both mini and giant versions.
There is no shortage of lush green after these showers. Some perennials are forming buds, while othe plants have been weighted down by water and are leaning against neighbouring plants.
Sharing some of the many wonderful clematis in bloom now.