Lilies are in bloom in front of my home (along with dianthus, rudbeckia, sedum and coreopsis). My basil plants have done well enough that I was able to make a basil pesto with noodles on Friday – recipe to be posted later this week.
Coreopsis come back year after year, as long as they get full sun and are not crowded out by some more aggressive plant.
I photographed this tall pink perennial in my friend’s backyard in June; anyone know what it is? My friend said the previous owner was an avid gardener, and her family reaps the benefits. Valkyrien seems to think these are Lathyrus odoratus (sweet pea), in which case I should plan to grow some of these beauties in my yard in the future.