It's that time of year when Summer scorches and we forget how cold we were last winter when frost came. Reminders are needed to keep us hydrated. Watermelon helps. Lemonade refreshes. Iced tea is a given and best of all, cold water from the well or from a reliable bottler.
A Spicebush Swallowtail visits Tithonia.
In the Fiesta bed part of the Upper Garden, I've expanded Pride of Barbados by 3 plants. There are a couple of Tithonia there and a coral Porterweed. More of that on Bloom Day.
Blooming in the potager: Okra with pods to pick!