Go to your local nursery. Now that the perennial gardens are in full swing, it’s an ideal time to assess the state of your beds. This season, a couple of my beds needed a little fortifying. Big, hearty lavenders were added where old lavender had died out. Fairy roses (13 of them!) and Bonicas (only 2) were carefully stuffed into my car and planted right away to beef-up my side rose garden.

I may be feeling exhausted, but my flowerbeds are looking good!