Some of the flowers are growing tired - our railing box Torenia, a few remaining Cleome, the last few blossoms on the tall red Hibiscus Coccinea, and the pink and white perennial Phlox. Others are still going strong, such as our hanging geraniums and an out-of-control patch of Obedient Plant that is taking over our side yard. And a few are just getting going, such as the soothing purple Lespedeza bush and the white perennial Anemone.
The birds will be pleased that some of the berries are ripening, such as the Beautyberry, Dogwood berries, and Pyrocantha. We look forward to the thrashers, Bluebirds, Mockingbirds and Robins that will show up to consume the berries over the coming months. We never grow tired of looking at the ever changing seasons from our deck.