We are at the peak of hot, humid summertime in Virginia. My rule is not to try to do any real gardening in July and August, but I do keep up with watering annuals when I can. Otherwise, it’s HHH (hazy, hot and humid) and not fit out for man or beast. Lots of purple in the garden, but other colors, too.
Mountain mint with just one of the hundreds of insects that buzz around it constantly
Fnally, the lovely Souvenir de Ste. Anne rose having a second flush