It was nice to be able to get outside into the garden the last two days, though it looks like more rain is forecast for this weekend. I finally had the opportunity to plant the fothergilla that I got for Father's Day, thanks to my generous mother-in-law.
With all the rain, this is starting out to be a good year for lettuce and (so far) not so good for my warm-weather crops (tomatoes, cukes, peppers, squashes). But Sage and I found about 10 sugar snap peas ready to harvest yesterday, and Sage ate them without them greedily.
Assessing the weak points of my garden, I started some more perennials from seed, most of it leftover seed I didn't start this winter: oriental poppies, columbines, shasta daisies (the ones in the garden never came up), verbena, verbascum, foxglove, and chocolate flower. They are in flats in the back yard.
I pulled out the spinach from my raised bed: it had stopped producing, and had bolted (flowered).
Speaking of the raised bed: another of its benefits is that it hasn't been attacked by slugs, which, given all the rain, have been prolific this year.
New openings: gaillardia, roses, helenium, tansy (I like the photo below of the tansy blooming right next to my ox-eye daisies), and one unidentified flower blooming where I don't remember planting it (see photo below). I'll have to look it up in my Taylor's Guide to figure it out, but feel free to identify it in the comments.