July is dressed up and playing her tune.
Summer breeze makes me feel fine.
Blowing through the jasmine of my mind." -- Seals and Croft, "Summer Breeze"
We've had breezes, rainfall and cooler temperatures brought in by Alex. By the weekend, it will be hot as firecrackers again, just in time for the Fourth of July.
Pentas show stars for the Fourth:
White Pentas from the Yellow Rose Bed
Pink Pentas with a faux quail
Real quails visit the birdbath rock nearby.
Paler Pink Pentas. The brighter pinks are all sulking now.
A dark pink crinum brought to bloom by the rain.
Rose de Rescht, fragrant on the breeze.
Crape Myrtle, a staple of the southern summer garden.
Lilacina, a very old cultivar. I plant them everywhere.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean at http://www.blogger.com/www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com in the hot, humid depths of Southwest Georgia USA where Magnolia fragrance floats on the breeze and clouds hang low. Join us in a dish of the last of the blueberries in a dessert with crisp crust and a layer of creamy and sweet cream cheese whipped with vanilla yoghurt.