It's getting hot and humid here at the Paco Command Center. We are currently fighting an invasion by slugs, but a combination of different tactics - slug poison; honey, water and yeast traps; and plain ol' picking 'em off the plants and stomping 'em - seems to be turning the tide of the battle.
One or two black-eyed Susans can provide a big splash of color when nothing else happens to be going on.
Gladiolas are the aristocrats of the garden.
This giant hibiscus gives every indication of taking over.