Many flowers are still blooming as best they can in this drought that continues on. Despite some rain here and there, water levels are still very low and the heat persists. But our many perennial sunflowers, brown-eyed Susans, Echinacea, goldenrods, bergamots, potentillas, coreopsis, obedient plants, alliums and others are managing enough blooms to entice bees and other pollinators. New this week is the white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata). It used to be known, as Aster divarcatus until the big name change that affected the large aster group. It is a pretty plant, albeit a little sprawling in our garden, that likes partial shade.