White Datura manages a few blooms every night to perfume the air. They last until the sun takes them out.
Pentas are dry but butterflies are finding a few blooms for nectar. I'm watering them today.
Shrimp plant continues to bloom despite dry conditions. My photos were not good.
Curcumas are the only gingers blooming.
Drought has revealed the blossoms.
They are usually hidden under foliage.
Scuppernong grapes are ripening and sweet. We watered.
Esperanza has finally bloomed those grand yellow bells.
Pride of Barbados is putting on seed pods and wilting in the heat.
Hard pears are almost ready to make preserves.
We had one peach pie from wild peaches.
Pineapple Pears are ripe and buttery sweet.
Not a partridge in the pear tree, but a mockingbird.
The baby birds have flown.
That's the best of Bloom Day this August. There are scattered roses, enough tithonia on dry plants to attract butterflies, a bit of Moonbeam coreopsis and some listless lantana. Purple Heart is surviving to give that rich purple color. I'm starting to water again after staying inside out of the sun for more than a week. Every day holds promise of rain but it usually passes us by.
Happy Bloom Day to all.