Boy, things are really dry in Virginia. Even the weeds aren’t growing quickly! My poor flower beds are starting to look worn out. Pineapple Lily doesn’t seem to mind the heat. I got this plant from my mother by way of my grandmother. I think it is really cool how the bloom looks like a pineapple. The best thing about this plant is that it is deer resistant. I’ve never seen it for sale in a nursery, so I don’t know its botanical name.
One thing about gardening that I really enjoy is watching the change of season. I know that it is August when the Pineapple Lily blooms. Mums are getting fat buds at the tips, a sign that the days are getting shorter and that Autumn is on the way. The trees seem to be suffering a bit from the dry weather. I actually had to rake the back yard yesterday. Raking in August just doesn’t seem like what I should be doing!