It has been cool , damp and gloomy here the past few days and I haven't done a whole lot of gardening. I did manage to go out and weed and dead head my flowers a bit, and of course I always take my camera with me. Our artichokes are done for the year and we always let a couple go to flower because they are so pretty. The top picture is the flower and the bottom one is what they look like just before they start to flower. We got so many artichokes this year. It is just our second season with them and we have cut down almost all the plants. We are already seeing new shoots starting!
I have a lot of lavender in my yard because it grows so well here. It attracts the bees, which are wonderful to have in the yard. I also get a lot of hummingbirds but they won't stay still for a picture. I will keep trying to catch one!
The zinnias are starting to show up. I have planted seeds everywhere.
Snapdragons are still around because of the cool weather, but not too many left!