At this time of the year, our flower beds are at their peak. Unfortunately, this year, my eyes are drawn to the dry grass nearby. It's been hot and dry the past week.
Behind them and to the left, the yellow day lilies are lovely, too. That is one area where I managed to clear away the weeds.
Nearby, the weeping cherry is a shadow of its normal self. It didn't bloom at all this year, leaving me to wonder: Did I accidentally kill it, trying to squelch the gout weed?
Unfortunately, most of our perennials only last about two weeks before they disappear.
Summer blooming season is never long enough!