Gallery of positives

It’s another of those days, when, despite real excitement at the prospect of a woman US President, the news has been mostly about ghastly events around the world, especially in Syria.  So, to buck up, I decided to go outside and take a photograph of what’s looking good in the garden, despite hot temperatures and no rain.  Enough moaning, I said.

Crocosmia 716
Unknown crocosmia blooming beautifully in the bucket I stuffed it in and never re-planted, Tostat, July 2016
Artichoke 716
Artichoke flower, nearly-O Flower of Scotland, Tostat, July 2016
Dahlia Twynings After Eight 2 716
It’s the dark chocolate that does it, Dahlia ‘Twynings after Eight’, Tostat, July 2017
Dianthus amurensis Siberian Blues 716
Dianthus amurensis ‘Siberian Blues’ growing where it is hottest and driest, Tostat, July 2016
Hedychium gardnerianum 716
It only lasts a day or so, Hedychium gardnerianum, Tostat, July 2016
Salvia Embers Wish 2 716
New to me this year, and so pretty, the Australian Salvia ‘Ember’s Wish’, Tostat, July 2016
Abutilon pictum 716
Abutilon pictum close-up, Tostat, July 2017
Pelargonium Ardens 716
So tiny, and so fabulous, Pelargonium x ardens, Tostat, July 2016