Cooler nights, in the 60s, and reasonable day temperatures, in the low 90s, have encouraged a flush of blooms.
Many of the Jewelweeds died from the 100f temps and drought but a few have come back to bloom.
Tropical day flower has a similar habit as the native dayflower with the exception of the leaves.
Althea- Rose-of-Sharon: They are at their best this time of the year.
Mistflower (Eupatorium coelestinum) – its an aggressive native but the Fall flower display is worth it.
The plant giveaway at JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University is always fun to attend. Members can grab plants after the whistle is blown! People come prepared with wheelbarrows!
Until all plants are gone!
We have no hurricane threats this year….until now. We are waiting to see which direction Matthew will travel. Some rain would be nice but no wind!!