The reblooming lilac rebloomed.
From what I could see, there was one mostly spent blossom and another that had just fully opened. There may be one or two on the other side I couldn't see from the door (barefoot and on my way to bed, remember?).
True, the blossoms were a bit thin, with the little flowers in each bunch far enough apart that you can see the center stem in the gaps. But there were flowers.
Maybe I'm not so helpless a gardener as I claim.
I'd not really expected another bloom this season, given the transplanting and that stretch of 80 degree weather we had - something like sixteen days of unrelenting heat, without much rain. I'd been soaking the bed when I could, but probably not as optimally as the plants would like. As I mentioned the other day, the bush has more than doubled in size, but the individual branches still look a bit spindly.
In an uncharacteristically cautious move, I kept the old wire trellis the clematis had been
Speaking of growth - am I supposed to cut the lilac back at all, and if so, in the late fall, or early spring?