The big story is, of course, Hurricane Irene. Being in the midwest, we are aren't affected. Every now and again, we hear a bit of emergency preparedness advice which can be applied to the kinds of weather emergencies we are likely to experience.
Just finished transplanting my rosemary bush. I cut off about half of its height. Went from about 12 inches to 6 and cut back the root ball by about half. Hope it works because I really want to keep this thing small. It is sitting on the top shelf of the 4-shelf stand in front of the immobile side of the patio door. In a bit, after I have rested a bit, I will wash the cuttings and put them in the freezer. I just found a nice site called Kalyn's Kitchen which described how her efforts worked. I put her site on my regular reading list.
Time for another rest. I just finished cutting down the ground cherries and that was work. I still have to pull the roots, or cut them out, which ever is easier. In a bit I will transplant the mums from their pot so I can put the lemon verbena in it to move inside for the season. That will be some more heavy work because that is getting to be one large plant. Another I need to trim radically both above and below the soil.
Here is something for the 'cute but' folder--as in cute but not something I want to do. I will simply admire the ingenuity.