I have been watching in East 2 a long stalk emerging from a fan of leaves with a cluster of buds that are green stained dark maroon. Could it be one of the dark Daylilies that I planted several years ago which came to nothing? It wouldn’t be the first Daylily I have waited for several years to see it bloom.
Already halfway through July and we have not had a measurable amount of rain. With hot, frequently windy weather I have been watering with the hand hose approximately every other day. The Columbia River is high with snowmelt and the patches of snow in the alpine are disappearing. I look up and think it is Spring up there, all tiny temporary streams of snow melt and Glacier Lilies, shrubs still with tiny furled leaf buds.
We did get a little sprinkle of rain, barely enough to register – the rest of the week is forecast to be hot and sunny.
Giant Lamb's Ears Blooming
one stalk, after years of doing well, the Lamb’s Ears are struggling; only one flowering stalk
Clematis integrifolia x durandii
in full bloom
Delphinium Pagan Purples Blooming
I need to prop it up as the wind blew it over but I have run out of props temporally
LA Lily Brindisi Blooming
Crinum x powelli Blooming
Crinum x powellii
a second stem of flowers