Above is the first bloom of my Echinacea 'Pink Double Delight'. This hybrid was developed in the Netherlands and lives up to its photos. I will get two more...this fall or early next spring to fill in the area.
It is amazing what ten minutes more of sun will do. These potted ageratums were grown from seed and thus are blooming just now. They are stair steps because the sun reaches the blooming one first as it peaks over the tree tops.