Thanks to all the Pup drama I don't get outside much which is a shame because it really has been a lovely summer. I did notice when I had Pup out for her brief morning walk yesterday that all my summer blooms were blooming.
My hydrangea isn't blooming like it usually does because it suffered a lot of damage when my poor pine tree out front went over. I had to trim it back and only the remaining top is in flower but the blooms that are there are a lovely lavender this year for some reason or another.
Speaking of lavender....last year I made up a pot of mixed herbs and accidentally bought lavender when I thought I had bought sage. I have never had lavender bloom when I have tried to grow it on purpose but this one managed to put up some spikes of flowers. Go figure.
Oddly, everything in my herb pot survived a long winter of neglect which was a big surprise. Since I've been too preoccupied with my never ending disasters I've had no time to think about planting anything anywhere this year. It's a good thing Mother Nature had my back.