I've been working in the gardens every morning trying to get the weeds under control. The heat usually does me in by 11:00 or so. By that time I'm red in the face, my clothes dipping with sweat. I probably look like I'm ready to collapse. (I am!) And no pool to jump into yet.
Here is my deck herb garden. No weeding required! Though does need a little trim.
Today I worked in the big herb garden. The rose below is Joseph's Coat, surrounded by larkspur, lamb's ear, and clematis. (Can't remember the names of all my clematis.)
The lovage, valarian, and rue are all blooming.
I let larkspur and bachelor button reseed all over. I like the cottage look they give.
Look at this big batch of fennel, both green and bronze. They have reseeded all over too.
In just a few short weeks, the bed below will be full of basil, dill, and cilantro. I think dill is my favorite herb. The smell of it just means summer to me. What are your favorite scents of summer?