We've had some wild weather this summer, from the hottest July on record, to an earthquake, to a hurricane. Somehow, my garden is still growing. Things were looking d-e-a-d around the beginning of August, but I did a little pruning, and I'm amazed with how much things have grown back.
My salvia had to be pruned all the way back to the leaves. Fortunately, it worked, and now I have some purple buds making an appearance.
And my orange daisies? Well they're back in full force.
And this purple groundcover (I don't know the specific plant name; I tossed the tag) is unstoppable. I tell you, a month ago, I thought I was going to learn to appreciate it for its greenery alone. This little guy surprised the heck out of me.
Not everything is a success story. Some plants will probably never be the same--I'm looking at you, basil. The plants are basically growing ombre leafs: green on top, white on bottom. Thankfully the new growth is still fragrant and delicious. And the rest of my herbs--oregano, rosemary and bay leaf--are thriving, so my kitchen shouldn't suffer much.
All in all, not too bad for a September garden.