It's the time of year that all gardeners love - when many plants are in bloom at once, the air is balmy, and the skies are bright blue. Even in south central Kansas.
Here, then, are a few photos from around the homestead....
The lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) is doing beautifully for me. It seems to last longer than other Coreopsis species, and occasionally even gives me a few seedlings that I can transplant into new homes in other beds.
When we first moved out here, I started calling this time of year the "Blue, White and Yellow" season for its coordinated blooms: blue spiderwort, yellow western salsify (Tragopogon dubius), and white yarrow (Achillea millefolium). The drought has kept the display to a scant minimum in recent years, but this year it is, once again, outstanding.