Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Rainy Day Rudbeckia: July Drizzle #1
Every year I grow rudbeckia hirta, big sunny flowers that come into their own in the blazing heat of mid-summer. Butterflies, bees and other nectar/pollen feeders love them and so do the predators that feed on these things, so the rudbeckia are always a hub of insect/spider activity when they are in bloom. Raindrops + Rudbeckia = previously unheard of. Sure, maybe there's been a thunderstorm or two in late July in memory but I do not recall having steady, drippy, overcast, cool moisty rain in July ever.
Here's the proof of it, yesterday's raindrops all over the gloriosa daisies.