We got almost half an inch of rain last night, much needed. Today is sunny and summery. It will be humid and in the 80s, but everything looks so refreshed.
I finally cut back all the penstemon stalks, and the wild look of the garden on that side is much tamer.
Spread another 9 bags of mulch in spots that needed it. Added some to the back berm where several of the tiny bare root twigs from Arbor Day are sprouting.
Daylilies are starting to bloom, so far no deer damage.
The compact bee balm (Monarda) is starting to bloom a deep pink. I moved it all to the edge of the dry creek bed.
Something is eating the petals off the coneflowers. Not the foliage, not the stalks, just the petals.