We did not have anyone to really check on things except the man who helps mow and trim on the weekends. But we "lucked out" in that a heavy rain came mid-week. My roses are bereft as there was no one to pick off the beetles and deadhead to encourage more blooms. My other flowers have almost completed blooming before the fall time.
This time in my yard with the heat and humidity there are a few late lilies, the ever patient phlox and the rather weedy annual flower bed full of zinnias and sunflowers all overshadowed by a thousand coreopsis! The crepe myrtles are still in bud.
The vegetables had grown large and watery...cucumbers and tomatoes. We will pick and eat them anyway.
This year hubby planted a new variety of sweet blueberry and we had amended the soil to finally get a decent crop. Granddaughter helped us pick a pint or so for pancakes the next morning.