Hibiscus moscheutos (Perennial Hibiscus) Photo by Louise Peacock.

Summer Will Be Ending Soon…

One sure sign that summer is rapidly coming to an end is the perennial Hibiscus opening its enormous flowers.

It’s August 16 today, so we have just passed the halfway mark in August, and this is one of the last really colourful perennials to put in an appearance.

There are others of course: Black-Eyed Susans, Japanese Anenomes, Purple Cone Flowers, and the Russian Sage (which will gamely carry on until frost).

However, the others have been flowering now for a month, so it doesn’t seem as dramatic.

Of course, there are plenty of other signs:

More wasps, they get super annoying in mid to late August; the days are shorter; the sun is inching away from us and is a little bit less hot. Oh yes, and there is that unmistakable “fall” smell that is detectable first thing in the morning.

Rudebeckia hirta (Black Eyed Susan) Photo by Louise Peacock
Anenome japonica (Japanese Anenome) Photo by Louise Peacock
Echinaceas (Purple Cone Flowers) Photo by Louise Peacock
Perovskia (Russian Sage) Photo by Louise Peacock

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Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is a writer, garden designer, Reiki practitioner, singer-songwriter & animal activist. Favorite insult “Eat cake & choke” On Medium since 2016.