I still have some flowers in the back. I don't notice them all that much any more since Sam no longer goes outside. I'd love to let him go out but his tummy isn't strong enough to survive all the grass he eats and vet visits can get expensive. About all I do now is mow the grass and spray to kill the weeds.
However, some of the plants have decided to soldier on without me and bloom. Here are a few pictures of the gladiolas in the back yard.