Fridays usually are “quiet days” in my weekly schedule, set aside to be still and know God, whether in my garden or my library. This year, however, near constant triple digits have burnt up my perennials and even ornamental trees, leaving me feeling helpless. Only the herbs put up with the dry oven-like heat, especially the sage . . .
. . . Italian parsley with its wide flat leaves . . .
. . . and French thyme, albeit a bit scraggly.
Chives sometimes rebloom following a cooling spell.
Lavender keeps the bees happy . . .
. . . and the Russian sage, too. I’ve grown quite fond of these billowing bushes that thrive in this desert climate of Eastern Washington state.
What’s surviving/thriving in your mid-summer garden this year?