It seems my garden has made the turn toward Autumn. The roses are taking a much deserved break and the Shasta daisies have started to wane.
Only the truly hardy flowers will shine in the August heat.
Fortunately for me, my local garden center put Rudbeckia, one of my favorite fall perennials, on sale just in time. I went in with tunnel vision and came home with five new Black Eyed Susan plants to add to the front border.
For now I've just placed them in the garden, pots and all. We'll call it kind of an audition for the real thing.