The flowers are so full and lush right now, just on the verge of falling away into autumn decay, but not quite.
We planted gladiola bulbs around our old stump, and they came in gorgeous red at the end of August, a surprising burst of color for the end of the season.
Steve grew a tomato plant, and Daniel had fun harvesting it all summer long.
We got a small lavender plant last summer at the farmer's market and kept it under a growing light in the basement all winter. It has flourished in a patio pot this year. We rub our fingers on it and smell them — it makes me want to go to the south of France or someplace warm and relaxing like that.