The first photo is actual rain! We received 3/10 of an inch last evening. My apologies to those that are dealing with the rain from Irene.
Variegated Hydrangea, maybe it will bloom next year.
More than a thug is Glorybower, this garden harlot has spread herself all over one of the garden "beds." Seriously, I am going to be yanking her up by her thin legs and tossing her out!
Turkscap with Mexican Sunflower.
Nope the "white" Marigold isn't. I can handle the soft buttery yellow though.
Zinnia from seed and it was supposed to be pink.
?? Oh, I know their names. I made an area out of bricks for a container grouping. Some of the plants just gave up in the heat/drought and the others took it as a challenge. See the Sedum and the Creeping Phlox? It has just about covered the bricks. Volunteers came up through the little holes in the bricks.
Today I am very Thankful for the rain last evening.