Finally? As I was drinking that water, take a look at what I spied from my front door:
I'm calling it quits for the day but I still have big plans for three other beds out back. I'd prefer cooler weather for both garden and gardener's sakes, but I don't want to waste time now that August is behind us. Next on the list? Moving variegated liriope sprigs into position to give the edge of a back bed a more finished look. Because, hot or not, I've got work to do!