At last, the sunny portion of my garden is bursting into bloom.
Purple coneflowers, which began with three tiny plantlets, run rampant along the fence. Gorgeous yellow daylilies just glow, even when the sun has moved to the other side of the house.
Spikes of liatris help attract butterflies...
Phlox is just beginning to open, and its sweet smell never fails to remind me of my childhood.
I've seen a few butterflies enjoying the garden, and I hope slightly cooler temperatures bring even more of them in coming weeks.