One recent morning the temperatures were in the mid-sixties with 49% humidity. While enjoying the view from the back porch I didn't even need to turn on the ceiling fans. I walked around to the sunny eastside veggie bed to complete my morning watering chores and I didn't break a sweat, not one drop. What a difference from just last week's humidity.
In fact, the morning air was so cool that I was inspired to enlarge the westside bamboo bed. This is a project that became necessary once the bamboo grew large enough to weep over the top of the loropetalum I had planted in front.
A sleepy bumblebee was just resting amid the bamboo leaves. How those little wings lift that fat and furry body is amazing to me. This bee didn't lift off until much later in the morning. He was a welcome companion while I worked.
The flax lily border was brought out about 3 feet and the loropetalum bushes moved forward. The Mexican Petunias (the sterile ones from Home Depot) were left in place which made the bumblebee happy.
( To see the beginnings of this bed you can go here.)