All this season we have just had rain, rain, rain (wish we could send some to all those of you in drought!). We had one hot, dry week, then cool, gray and rain, rain rain again for weeks now.
So it's interesting to see what is happening in my garden compared to last year which was hot and VERY dry.
All my sun lovers are suffering, tomatoes, peppers doing nothing, lavender plants that have been thriving for years dying off at the bottom etc. Green basil that grew like crazy last year is not doing very much, but the purple basil that just died last year is growing better than it ever has. I wouldn't have expected they would be so different in what they like. It's all basil. The sage which is another desert dwelling herb is handling all this just fine and I will have way more sage than I know what to do with.
Weeds of course are loving this, including pokeweed, that has finally started making flower spikes now that it is over 12 feet tall and gigantic. It looks like I'm growing a pokeweed forest!