The waning days of Summer just seem to linger in coastal Virginia. Again this year the daytime temperatures have moderated, the evenings are cool but not chilly, and the humidity has dropped--just a lot drier than normal. It's the warm water in the bay and ocean that takes the edge off cool fronts as they push through. I'm rewarded with the last flush of fresh blooms and some blooming for the first time. The first pictures are of Fleece Flower. I've had a clump in the shade of a Hawthorne for about 10 years and this year moved part of it to semi shade. It has a bicolor green leaf and in blooms with astilbe type flowers that add interest to cut flower arrangements.