After a day or two of serious weeding, things are looking up.
Before look at Mom's front flower boxes
After - the weeds are in a pile in front waiting for Ron to take them away. Surprising how many hardy plants survived with little water and lots of competition for air and water from the weeds.
Best plants to thrive on neglect: dianthus, creeping thyme, Gerber daisy, snapdragon and mums.
Honeysuckle vine on the edge of Mom's flower box is still in bloom and smelling wonderful.