Color Wins Out Over Drought
It is safe to say the majority of Madison residents have never seen a summer like this one. Hot and dry. Or should that be dry and hot? In spite of lawns mimicking the color of wheat out on the plains in need of being harvested, there still are bright blooms to remind us why we comb the seed catalogs each winter.
Summer flowers, after all, are the reason we mulch, weed, and water.
One of the most wonderful sights for me each year is salad-plate sized.
The colors force the eye to zero in on each bloom, each petal seems to compete for attention and admiration.