Our nearby yard place had some late-season deals on mums, asters and dahlias. We still have plenty of space for plants along the wood wall, so they will go in this week before the next rains. Besides the flowers I also found a Honeycrisp apple tree for about $30; that will go on the slope below our withered grape vines where it will receive plenty of sunshine.
I hope those vines are surviving below ground because the hot summer was not kind to them - and our watering system could not reach them. We now have a 100' hose, when added to our other ones the sprinkler can now get beyond the hill-crest. Next year we are ready!
p.s. It took over two weeks to get these in.. but they are in!