Our summer ended with Greensboro more than six inches of rainfall in the deficit column. My small garden took the brunt despite all the evenings spent hand watering the daylilies; perhaps they will return next year. The antique roses from Oregon and Texas fared little better between the extreme heat and the nonstop black spot.
And then this week it started to rain . . . and rain . . . and rain with more rain to come through the end of next week. Unfortunately our ground is rock hard dry. Most of the rain will run off and we are under a flood watch until late Friday evening.
It has also affected my ability to upload to Blogger as my internet connection has ground to a very slow walk (I have an air card which seems to be affected by all this rain and wind).
But the roses love this and the cooler weather and are blooming like crazy for a second go-round. This particular beauty is called Clotilde Soupert and is from Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas.