We’ve had a drought, but my yearly goal in planting perennials that have adapted well to our Iowa prairieland seems to have worked — my plantings look pretty nice. I read about someone who replaced lawn grass every year with a few feet of perennials, making less lawn to mow as she aged (she planned to stay in her house until the very end). Unlike grass, which turns tan and goes dormant in heat and drought, my perennials stay fairly productive. Which is good, because my honeybees always populate the Autumn Joy sedum when fall arrives. This nectar will see them through the winter.