I’ll be the first to admit that this year’s garden has been a disappointment. And while I realize that the growing season is not yet over, I don’t have high expectations for an abundance of fall flowers. My first mistake was not spending more time, effort, and money amending the poor soil. I intend to do better this fall and spring. Of course breaking my foot challenged me. And now we are just finishing a couple of weeks of record-breaking heat. I suppose I’m lucky to enjoy any flowers at all, so I should not complain about quantity or quality. And gardeners are an optimistic group…I have high hopes that next year will be better. In the meantime, I’m blessed to enjoy and share this last lily of the season. Lilies never disappoint.