Drought on Bloom Day

Salvia – Mexican Bush Sage

Here in the Mid-Atlantic USA (USDA zone 7) on the DC-MD border, the drought pattern continues, where most every storm seems to just skirt the DC metro area.It is getting extremely desperate out there.

I am trying to focus on the positive — namely, this Mexican Bush Sage that I bought 3 pots of at Pepper’s Greenhouses to cheer me up. The fuzzy purple flowers remind me of Gonzo from The Muppets. Every weekend, I see folks coming back from the Silver Spring farmer’s market with arm-fulls of this salvia from the cut-flower farm booth. You cannot help but smile when you see it!

Elsewhere in my garden, I have blooming:
– Mums

– Toadlily
– Goldenrod
– Butterfly Bush
– Rose of Sharon (double, sterile)
– Blue Mist Shrub
– Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
– Torenia
– Petunia
– Fuchsia
– Bacopa
– Impatiens
– Begonia

– Marigolds
– Alyssum
and more…

What is blooming in your garden today?

It is the 15th of the month, which means Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day again. To view links to other garden bloggers’ blooms around the world to see what it blooming in their gardens today and to read their collective comments, go to:


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