okay, the garden - it is struggling - I have put about 30 pounds of diatamaceous earth on everything I have planted, and I don't see evidence of slugs any more, but something is sure eating the beans as they come up. My friend, Karen, brought me some bean starts so I am going to try again. My experimental compost seems to be a mushy mess.
My strawberry rotation got all mixed up this year when the weeds were so thick I had to basically replant every plant. However, they are showing green berries now, so we may have a few berries. I am "waiting for next year" for a good crop. That seems to be the story of my life around here.The flowers are doing better - this bronze iris is fragrant and has spread finally, so I have several.
This light blue variety is also fragrant and one of my favorites.
This one is so dark blue it is nearly black and is huge - my favorite!
And the rhodies, being native, seem to really thrive in the cool wet weather. All in all, life is good - in spite of the rain. Still waiting for warmer weather when I can swim every day though!