This American Lady appears to be brand new, its colors are so vibrant. It's feeding on Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'.
The first flower of Aromatic or Shale Aster, which will begin to bloom in earnest in a couple of weeks. It's a low-growing aster that's native to the Appalachia mountains. The foliage is sticky with a sweet pine scent.
Bidens with Wild Ageratum.
Looking across big perennial bed toward neighbor's pasture. Buddleia davidii
'Potter's Purple' is in the foreground and Bidens are in the background.