How can it be August 1 already? Summer is flying by. It's cloudy this morning and looks like we will be getting some rain today. The garden is a mix of purples and silvers right now, with phlox and purple coneflowers still blooming, and anemones just beginning. The limelight hydrangea has just begun to bloom--so much later than all the other hydrangeas, which are looking pretty fried right now. This summer has been brutal for my hydrangeas.