Despite the lack of watering, my garden still looks quite green -- the bamboo helps as do the banks of roses everywhere, but there are other smaller plants that contribute interesting texture as well as verdancy. The hellebores, for example. Isn't this a handsome leaf?!
Back on the ground, this simple daylily stalwartly produces a bloom or two each day, reminding me of a laying chicken in its faithful schedule. The clump is spreading slightly each year, though, and there are more eggs in the daily basket than there were last year, and I hope there will be more next summer again. That's the gardener's way, isn't it, always hoping forward, planning and imagining future gardens while remembering earlier ones?