Bloom Tuesday No. 16: August Hues

The color of August is yellow. Yellow corn. Ripening grasses waving yellow/tan tassels instead of green. The vivid, gaudy yellows of black-eyed Susans and tall rudbeckia. During these dry days of August, what looks best in my garden is yellow, especially these tall rudbeckia in the wildflower meadow and the pretty, butter yellow nasturiums that peek out under the pergola in back and the morning glory vine in front. I am harvesting yellow tomatoes as well. I planted the very prolific heirloom Beam’s yellow tomato on a whim in June, and it has sprawled all over one of the flower beds. Let it go. It’s August, and if I get enough of these fruits I will make jam.

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