and a flood update.
Heartfelt thanks to those of you who have sent your messages of concern for my family and me during this catastrophic Colorado flood event. I am happy to report we were lucky not to suffer any damage. A feat that seems even more incredible upon viewing the aerial photos and news reports...
Seventeen years of living in this state and I've never seen so much rain ~ a normal years total in less than a week.
I guess that's why they're calling it a "100 year flood event."
Nine days of rain might not be unusual in other parts of the country, but it sure is devastating and highly abnormal for here.
It will take a while for things to dry out and return to "normal."
I'm itching to get back in the garden and outside for a change. This cooped up feeling belongs more to winter months than September!
Passiflora incarnata (most commonly known as 'Maypop' and supposedly hardy to zone 5) surprised me with some late season blooms.
Joy, of CanadianGardenJoy blog and I planted this vine several years ago and neither of us had much luck. I know it's invasive in some areas of the country but I am skeptical (if it actually overwinters) that it will be that way in our harsher climate. I will certainly keep an eye out but for now, I'm thrilled with the exotic blossoms!! They are making me happy when everything else is soggy...