The geraniums are beginning to bloom again.
This white foxglove is just beginning to open up.
Aren't the deep reddish purple spots pretty?
The yellow buddleia (butterfly bush) is just full of buds, only a few have opened so far, but this bumblebee seemed really happy! This will bloom all summer, up until a hard frost.
Lavender. What more can I say but, ahhhhhhhh! I guess I should pick it, but I just love the way it looks in the yard, and the butterflies and bees love it, too.
Bees love betony, as you can see here.
The sweet rocket is almost gone.
Pretty pink zinnias.
Isn't this pink bachelor button precious!!! I had two come up this year, the other one will be purple, I think.
Hyacinth bean blooms. The hummingbirds just love these!
This is an 'anise hyssop' called golden jubilee. When I took this picture this morning it was drizzling rain and cloudy, which didn't do justice to the color. It's a really golden green, and the blooms are soft and pretty.
Next, the promise of things to come! Starting with blooms on the tomatoes (yum!).
Blooms on the squash plants (yum again!).
I was able to save one of the sunflowers the squirrels tried to destroy. It was only 'bent' and not broken, so I staked it up and babied it for a while, and it's rewarded my efforts with a tiny bud in the center.
The tall garden phlox is beginning to form buds. This one is a lavender with purple eye.
Lettuce leaf basil. I've never grown this type of basil before, and the leaves are a bit larger and more ruffled. I can't wait to have some of this on a sandwich, in a tomato salad for bruschetta, or in my orzo pasta salad.
Oh, I almost forgot! The cleome is coming up like crazy. I'm moving and transplanting and giving away cleome babies. It's a lovely flower, and re-seeds very heartily. It gets to 3 to 3 1/2 feet tall!