Last year's plants overwintered beautifully, and look fine. Of course I've been taking pictures. Since I cannot remember more than a few of the names I've been told, I haven't put them up. Like this one, gorgeous deep blue flowers on a long stalk.
I did score a new hanging basket, for a pittance. I'm thinking it was left over from last year, hanging way high in the greenhouse. Now it's closing in on the end of this year's season and it was still way high in the greenhouse. Took a ladder to get it down.
Then the rains came yesterday. The fuscia and friends came through unscathed. So did the gardenias (I think that's right).
Recovering today, however.
I remembered, this plant's name is lupine, and the butterflies and bumble bees soon will be around. If we still have any. I put it in for good measure to show I'm not totally hopeless.