It’s not just that Garden Walk is over, though that is always a let-down. I don’t know what’s going on in other gardens throughout WNY, but I heard that I'm not the only one experiencing premature burn-out and bloom out of most perennials. Hostas are looking in August as they normally look in September, daylilies are through, and, as for grass, forget about it (though I have no sympathy here). Temps in the 80s and 90s for weeks don’t really make for lush, colorful borders.
And if there is somebody out there who does have lush, colorful borders, I don’t want to hear about it. Got that?
Here’s the penultimate nice lily photo.(These don’t really look like this any more though—not even close.)