Garden blooms continue in spite of the extreme heatwave we are having right now, as well as most of the rest of the country. I've spent many hours this week watering. We did get a token rain but it didn't even wet the surface and wasn't worth getting excited over.
I love Gladiolas. They are so cheerful and Hummingbirds love them and head straight for them over anything else. These are the hardy Gladiolas that came out some years back and I thought I'd try them and they are hardy in my area. I especially love the pink one with burgundy centers. Mums are off to the right.
I had pruned my Knockout Roses back hard in May and a week later moved them to a different area so they could grow as large as they wanted to. We went into the 90's right after that and they really looked pretty bad after that occurred so I am real happy that they are coming along as seen. Not growing any but I knew they wouldn't since they are now working on their root system, so not exciting to see after what they've been through this year, but any blooms at all are a nice surprise and appreciated. Shows just how tough these Roses are in Ohio.
Atleast my patio pots are doing well, but this is the Northwest side so they stay shaded until mid afternoon here. Showing off with Todo Black Eyed Susan and some Heuchera. Small Mums in the left container. Want to see if they are going to overwinter in those containers this winter.