I did almost nothing in the yard, and died of sweat doing it. I just walked around with the torch weeder, zapping wet weeds. I trimmed up the blackhaw viburnum in front of Meadow's Edge, and gave the Sheffield Pink mums their pinchings (sheared them with the shears). Phew!
The amsonias are blooming, but the hubrichtii in front is white, not even close to being blue. The flowers are fuzzy, kind of bottlebrush-like, not the starry spikes I had expected.
Amsonia 'Blue Ice' are low growing and vivid blue.
I finally pruned the 'Okame' cherry that had such a lopsided form. It is now limbed up and skinny but should fill out more evenly.