The Garden survived the Heat Wave
July 6th

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The rhododendrons weren't happy with the record heat June 27-29. This baby rhodo is the worst damaged - hopefully it will survive.

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Many of the larger rhododendrons have crispy tops.

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Another example of the leaf damage on the large rhodos.

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The roses, however, appeared to like the heat!

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Today small "fairy houses" are appearing all over the Garden.

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The lilies have burst into bloom too.

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They come in many colours.

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This border lily is only about 10 inches tall.

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There are also tiger lilies.

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And red ones.

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A closer look at a dark pink lily.

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The Crocosmia are starting to bloom too. The local hummingbirds are happy, but wouldn't stay long enough for a portrait.

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The whole dahlia bed is blooming now. There are several large spider-and-spoon varieties.

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They come in all shapes and sizes and are used by the people making bouquets for sale.

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This blossom is about eight inches across!

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Here's another exotic spider-and-spoon.

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There are still lots of roses nearby too.

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