If I were a better gardener, I'd have gotten out to weed this flowerbed in preparation for the 1st of the month photo. Alas, it's way to hot for me to be weeding, a chore I don't always enjoy when the weather is perfect. Plus, I'd hate to present an idealized version of life here at Sassafras House, which does in fact feature weeds in the flowerbeds. It's been unusually hot and things are starting to show a bit of summer wear. Even so, the flowerbed is still pretty lush.