There’s something about the flowers
Of late summer
That I love.
Maybe it’s because they are sturdy enough
To thrive in the normal August heat.
With the cool days
And unprecedented rain
We’ve been having
This year’s August garden
Out of control really.
The cockscomb is doing it’s usual thing.
Zinnias are beginning to bloom.
They didn’t get planted till around the 4th of July
So they are just now kicking in.
Endless Summer hydrangea
Are putting on new blooms.
While their cousin Annabelle
Has never stopped.
And Cleome is still going strong.
The thing that I notice
Is how different each of these flowers is.
Yet when you put them together
In a simple vase.
They not only
Play well together
They encourage one another.
How can you not love a garden?