It’s a warm and sticky Sunday afternoon here in eastern Canada — only 20°C but with 94% humidity. The weatherman and these menacing looking clouds keep threatening a thundershower, but it never seems to materialize. Not that we need the rain! But the thundershowers often dispel some of the humidity and clear the air.
Everything on the balcony seems to be thriving in the sporadic sunlight, and I noted that two of my tomato plants are setting out blooms! Hairy things, aren’t they? This is one of the Yellow Pear plants and I’m hoping to see lots of blooms from them.
The flower containers are all doing well, too, despite the cool, wet start they got. I’ve never been a huge fan of all white flowers, but this year used some Extreme White Impatiens in some plantings and I must say they’re very striking against their dark green foliage.
Another flower that I’ll certainly use again is the celosia. They’ve excelled in all their wonderful colours — this lovely salmony pink, and (below) lemony yellow. I’ve also got some in fuschia, a deep rusty orange, a cream, and a burgundy shade. Our local hospital planted a huge bed with nothing but burgundy and an ocher-gold celosia — it really makes a stunning display. I’ll try to get a photo next time we drive by.