On another note, rotating brown-outs have hit Alberta, with 90% of Edmonton being affected. There is no indication of when this will end but luckily we have not been hit yet. Tomorrow's another day, though.
In the meantime, here are some photos of the garden taken this evening.
There are severe storm warnings for our area. These clouds promise the warning is true.
Hours later, though, the sky has cleared without any incident of bad weather. Perhaps this evening it will rain, which would be welcome to help cool things off a little.
The clematis on the left and the summer wine nine bark above are new additions this summer.
The delphiniums are beginning to bloom, above, the clematis behind looks a little sparse this year, while the magnolia (Royal Star), in front, looks full but short. It died right back this past winter. It's so odd that some plants reacted this way while others, my Jackmanii clematis included, prospered over the mild winter.
Above and below, carpathia bellflower is in bloom.
Delphinium, above and below.
While Jackmanii clematis loved this past winter, the mock orange above has fewer flowers than normal. This happens every so often. Perhaps there is a direct correlation with blooms and the type of winter we had. This past winter was terribly dry, so that may play a role here.
Side of house is flanked with three varieties of hosta.
Above and below, Stella D'oro daylily.
The littlest helper, in the loosest sense of the word, Lilo.
That's it for now. It's way past my bedtime of 9 pm and I think I hear thunder. Let's hope so!!!