After spending more time with the garden flowering log data a final tally emerges. 282 perennials (not counting different varieties) flowered in our gardens this year, up 7 from 2010. The gains, new plants and plants coming of age and flowering out paced the loses, plant deaths or no flowering. Who knew the Phactor could count that high? Good thing he's got a spread sheet. While it seemed quite a few plants died, most of them had not yet flowered anyways (darn you mountain laurel). Next year the Phactors will discover how many new plantings were successfully nursed through the drought conditions. Maybe 2012 will push us over the 300 barrier!