This is the time of year that is rather the doldrums in the garden. My lilies are nearly done, after putting on
big shows daily for the last few weeks. I don't have much planted in the way of cutting flowers, and the clematis are on the other side of their blooming time. Even the exuberant black eyed susan vine is wearing out, and looks to need a little fish food. The dahlias are lovely, despite constant attack from slugs. Luckily, they only like the leaves, and the blooms are spared.