I cleaned out stuff today: cut back the fireworks Schubertii dried onion stalks in the front. Cut back the Angelina sedum flower stalks too, and removed some bad looking aquilegia foliage in the Birch Garden. I sheared the nepeta in the Birch Garden as well.
Here are some sad sights from the dry-dry hot-hot.
My tuliptree on the back hill
The nice (expensive) white oak I got from Bosco's last year
Pin oak out by the road cut
Some things do look okay... I particularly like the Physostegia Miss Manners with the coneflowers behind: