Yesterday's overcast morning was perfect for deadheading in the garden, and it offered an opportunity for taking a few photos of blossoms which still abound. (today the camera worked)
Just walk along this one path: to the left is a charming collarette Dahlia which astonishingly towers overhead; to the right Verbena bonariensis seeded and stands at the borders edge; and Penstemon 'Midnight' continues to send forth blossoms.
As we continue forward, Perovskia atriplicifolia (per-OFF-skee-uh at-ry-pliss-ih-FOH-lee-uh) or Russian sage graces the path's edge. This full sun lover with its aromatic habit of gray-green leaves and lavender flowers is practically maintenance free. Cut it back hard in the spring to about 6-12 inches and watch it grow and see what it attracts.