Twenty-four little hours.
My "best" bed went from this to
A new herb bed filled with Mexican mint marigold, common sage, rosemary, Italian oregano, Mexican oregano, lemon balm,
French thyme, lemon thyme, hot 'n' spicy thyme, dill, spearmint, peppermint, and berggarten sage. I've also planted some chive seeds and left room for some annuals I'd fogotten: parsley and cilantro.
Some, like the common sage, I transplanted from my vegetable garden.
Others I purchased or grew from cuttings and transferred from their wading pool to their new home.
The only nonherb I have in the bed is this plant, which I thought was called a common bottlebrush until I tried googling it. The bees were totally loving it at Barton Springs Nursery and practically followed me home. I bought it just for its beauty. Now if only BSN would add tags or labels to their plants for those of us who can't remember them!
As for the "worst" bed, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
A half-yard of soil made barely a dent in what the area needs, but the dog still objects. At least this glorious weather has arrived and picking up more soil won't be a burden.
I'll knock wood and just allude to the idea of fall. Shh. If you don't mention it, it might stay!