I found some Crimson Pygmy Barberries in the Near-Death plant rack at Lowe's which turned out to be half the already low, low price, and they were perfect for the scar left behind by KUB a couple of years ago. I also got a Mountain Laurel to keep my 3-year-old Laurel company, since it seems to be so slow growing.
And then, the flower bed and vegetable garden needed weeding. A moving van parked in the middle of the sidewalk garden last week, and the crushed Black Eyed Susans needed attention. Why? Why would someone park a moving van in the middle of what is obviously a bed of flowers? And for whom? None of my immediate neighbors is moving! Some things are just unanswerable. Lucky for the driver of the van, I was in the shower when it happened. My neighbor reported it after the fact.
I have harvested my first red tomato today, and head-on, it's gorgeous. Alas, turn it over, and it has some ugliness. But I will eat it with my beef curry for dinner, with a side of quickly sauteed okra. Look, LouAnn! I'm eating my okra! But if you want any, stop on by at any time! I will be glad to give you some!