This purple salvia bloomed all summer last year. I can't believe it's already so pretty.
You may not know it but last year was my first year to have a cottage garden. I've never grown perennials before. It's awfully hard to tell which are weeds and which are flowers when they spring up. I've made a few mistakes cleaning out already. Oops! There are still lots of bare spots (too ugly to show you). I'll have to fill in those areas.
The strawberries are also coming back well.
This one has a tiny bloom.
And the chickens, well, they are always ready to help me work the blackberry patch.