Hazy and hot today, but the haze is due mostly to the Canadian fires’ smoke which has blown down our way. The air is thick and smells of burning … so sad to think of all the trees that are being lost to these fires.
On a happier note, the gardens at the Arboretum are progressing along and today I encountered a large Yucca recurvifolia in full bloom (Soft Leaf Yucca); it really makes a statement in the garden! A gorgeous Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes” (Variegated Kousa Dogwood) is blooming next to the parking lot; the white bracts against the variegated foliage makes for a pretty picture. Last, but not least, I encountered a garden visitor trying to hide and stay under the radar; yes, they do munch on our garden plants, but isn’t this Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail Rabbit) adorable!