We had one of the coldest winters (2013-2014) and some of our plants and shrubs didn't do well this summer. No hydrangea flowers had bloomed in our older bushes, a butterfly bush died so we had to replace the new one. A couple of rosebushes died. Other plants had survived. This summer has been good, we only had a few hot days and good rain most of time. We do have problems with deer, pesky pine squirrels, gophers, slugs and incest bugs that damaged some of our plants. We worked a lot in the garden this summer. We hope for a better garden next summer.