Ok, so the rose sneaked in. These were taken yesterday evening on the terrace.
Purple basil beginning to set flowers, which I will still nip out.
Thai basil, sage and calamintha.
The Thai basil is nipped every day, for flowers. This keeps the leaves sweeter and prevents the plants from bolting.
Calamintha is late to snap out of its winter funk, and so only gets going in mid-July. It is at its peak now, and it's a long peak. It will bloom till frost, and is loved by the little honey bees. It's the first time I've seen them this season.
More of the same. Agastache and fennel in the mix.
There may be a post from Fire Island this weekend, and there may not. We were planning to explore Queens but that will have to wait for another weekend. The South African wine is packed, the chicken liver pate insulated, the cat feeder primed, the cat already worshipping at its feet. He thinks it is God.