Local radio stations have been repeatedly broadcasting severe thunderstorm warnings and even a risk of tornados for some parts of the Provence.
After recent heavy rainfalls and flash flooding, I think we are all a bit gun shy in Southern Ontario. A little over a week ago, a relentless downpour halted traffic, flooded basements and left many parts of the the Greater Toronto Area in darkness for hours.
Fourteen hundred passengers got trapped on a commuter train when part of the Don Valley filled with storm water. Terrified passengers huddled together on the upper deck of the train while the lower compartments filled with water. Thankfully firefighters and police were able to rescue everyone safely by boat.
In the sunshine this morning it seemed hard to imagine another
bad storm might be on the horizon.
The roses in the front garden are just about rest before they bloom one
final time in late summer/early fall.
I find it disheartening to watch Japanese Beetles eat and fornicate all at the same time (Canadian Explorer Series, John Cabot Rose).
They seem to feast on some roses and not others.
Could it possible that a bug can have a color preference? If so, yellow is a Japanese Beetle's favourite color. They simply adore all my yellow roses!
These more open roses and the fragrant less Fairy roses along the front remain largely untouched (Hybrid Musk rose 'Robin Hood').
Daylilies and hostas are carrying most of the show at the moment.
These are the most common daylilies I have, but I still love them.
This is a pretty miniature daylily, which is cream colored when not illuminated by the sun. Hemerocallis, 'Precious D'Oro'
White Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Ornamental onion, Allium 'Summer beauty'
Double Soapwart, Saponaria officinalis
I have a quite a number of garden centre clearance items and new plants that are lined up waiting to be planted like cars caught in a rush hour traffic jam.
Pink Betony, Stachys officinalis, 'Pink Cotton Candy' and Butterfly Weed, Asclepias Tuberosa are among them.
Bee Balm, Monarda,'Rasberry Wine'
This is my jungly herb garden minus the parsley that the bunnies have beheaded.
Hopefully, the storm forecast for this evening never does materialize.
Have a wonderful weekend!