I'm luxuriating in what will likely be the last truly cool days here until next December. The rain has returned, badly needed. There have been bits of beauty in the last few weeks: my red salvia after being watered, lovely blossoms at the Japanese Garden. The red salvia have even re-seeded themselves, which is quite exciting to a beginning gardener like myself! They're popping up all over and will look lovely once they grow. I spent a lot of time weeding this week and made enough progress to be able to plant a few things in the big empty spot where we lost a tree in the hurricane last fall. I will be relying heavily on salvias because they do so well here, and there are many varieties of them. The weeding was rewarding; there's something exhilarating about hard work. I've also planted a few varieties of thyme along the front walk, not so much for herbal use as for groundcover and a nice scent. I hope they do well.
Speaking of the salvias re-seeding, wouldn't it be nice if our energy and creativity just re-seeded themselves as easily as the salvias do? After our fourth (and last) round of week-long houseguests in two months, I find myself a bit at odd ends, procrastinating on all the things I need to do, even the fun things. But at least I could bring myself to pull weeds!
What are you up to?