My herb and strawberry / rose beds are very dead looking thanks to the huge flooding rains followed by much higher-than-average summer heat. Just too much shock for the plants, as well as wildlife foraging for anything available. Their normal feeding areas were underwater several months so we didn't begrudge them.
But now that it's beginning to cool off (70-80 degrees), wild morning glories are popping out everywhere! And some of my roses are even making a come-back.