It has been hot and dry the last couple of weeks in the Sandbox. The grass is already turning brown and crispy. It was only a few weeks ago that we were exclaiming that the lawn looked pretty good because of all the rain. How quickly things change when you garden on sandy soil.
I thought showing you what is in bloom at the moment would be easier in collages. The first one is Daylily ‘Many Happy Returns”, a lovely peach one that I bought at a garden sale with no name, Daylily, ‘Stella D’Oro’, Echinacea ‘Mango Meadowbright’ and the hardy cactus.
Hot colours just seem to suit the atmosphere in a hot garden in full sun. They just seem to scream “Here I am”.
In the top left is Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early’, Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya”, Gaillardia, Coreopsis, and Yarrow ‘Moonbeam’.
I love Daisies and I grow a few varieties of them. The first in this mosaic is a pink painted daisy with friend, a new variety of Daisy by the name of ‘Banana Cream’ which I have observed blooms a lovely soft butter yellow but as it ages it turns white, a double Daisy that I have lost the tag for and the very common but not unwelcome Oxeye Daisy.
I hope you enjoyed a small look at the flowers blooming in the Sandbox. I will be joining Carole at May Dreams Garden for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day held the 15th of each month.