Summer is not ready to give way to cooler weather yet, hazy, hot and humid conditions have returned … hoping the forecast for rain will hold. The striking foliage of Strobilanthes dyerianus (Persian Shield) is providing spots of color in the circular tropical bed next to the Marsh Meadow Deck, the Campsis radicans (Trumpet Creeper Vine) is lush and full of flowers growing over the Arbor on the way to the front entrance of the Haggerty Education Center and the water in the Rock Garden pond was serenely reflecting the blue sky and white clouds overhead.

Picture credits: Margery Ennist.