What to plant now?

What to plant now?

The last of the garlic I planted in October will be pulled up today. I will now have a 5'X4' veggie bed area with nothing in it. It seems wrong to have such a large, empty spot in the middle of summer. Any suggestions on what I can put there now? I'd like it to be a veggie but it doesn't have to be one. Zone 6-7 (it matters which chart you look at) Long Island, NY.
Hydrangea Help!

Hydrangea Help!

It’s my happy, calm, relaxed place

It’s my happy, calm, relaxed place

The ‘after’ pictures (VERY picture heavy)

The ‘after’ pictures (VERY picture heavy)

Done for the Spring, I think.

Done for the Spring, I think.

What am I, again?

What am I, again?

More garden gloating

More garden gloating