The roses have made a comeback here at the end of August and are far prettier than they were earlier this year when it was so hot. The Carefree Delight wild roses are having a new life too. It's nice to see a few things flourishing after a summer where many of our plants really took a beating from the 47 triple-digit days Kansas has suffered this summer.
Earlier this spring I shared the photo at left of our flower cart plantings. I was excited because the sweet potato tubers I'd saved from last year had sprouted and were beginning to produce a vine. Well! Just look how that turned out! I've actually had to trim it back a little. My pansies lasted clear into July, but finally between the extreme heat and the drought, they gave up the ghost and I replaced them with small geraniums. But the coleus and this wonderful sweet potato vine are the stars of the show. I'm definitely saving those tubers for next year. (That's another vine you see taking over the pot behind the cart near the steps.) I'm declaring this a huge success!