Spring, this is the first year this has happened. But, we had extremely difficult weather to deal with for a month or more. I am not surprised. Just disappointed. I use the moisture control potting soil in those boxes and never had a problem, just watered when the others got water if it did not rain. The big green containers have coleus in and they are growing like weeds. i may just go with coleus in those boxes next year and see what happens.
These little Jasmine Sambac "Maid of Orleans" are loving all this heat and humidity. They do not like sun so I have them on the northeast side of the house and they only get morning sun, which these days is HOT. So far so good. The fragrance is outstanding when you walk to my door. I have them sitting close to where I scrub pots so I can enjoy them. I sit on my chair, scrub pots on the wagon and sniff, sniff and sniff some more.