I've been watering regularly this past week, not just the new perennials I've planted this year, but just about everything -- we've gone from a wet early summer to a drought this past month. I almost lost my new fothergilla (since recovered) and a new hydrangea due to the last of moisture. I also want to drain my rain barrels before winter, so all the watering hasn't added anything to my water bills. I still have lots in bloom, both perennials and annuals, and I want them to last as long as possible.
I'm about to pick the first of my tomatoes, as they are starting to ripen. I also found a cherry tomato plant in my front garden where I did not expect it. If I recall, I lost track of some of my spring seedlings, and may have planted a tomato plant where I thought I was planting a hollyhock. It got lost amid the catnip and roses and obedient plant, but this morning, lo and behold, I saw some cherry tomatoes on it. Free food!