Search This Blog

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.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

But next month when we're sweatin', we'll look back fondly at this cool dreary weather, right?