Front Garden End of June

I know by looking at this picture it  is simply not doing total justice to the real beauty that exists. You cannot see the yellow and red blanket flowers, the blue from the Bachelor Buttons or the beginning of the cone flowers.  All you can see is the mass of green.
The peonies are done and recently dead-headed. I had to do the same to the roses. But all of the recent rain has created a mass of buds on the rose-bush so there will be more blooms there very soon.
One of the flowers that is about to go into a bloom cycle is the purple Cone Flower. Where this one came from, I am not sure. I planted two cone flower plants but they are still short and not showing any blooms.

Purple Cone Flower

This one is a volunteer.  Surprise!!! It might have come from  a plant I put in a few years ago or seeds I might have planted. But gardens do that. Just when you think nothing is coming up the next thing you know lots of things come up.

Tiger Lily

My Tiger Lillies were planted the first year we lived in the house. I have them next to the peonies in front of the rose-bush. The orange plays well off of the red roses. the only difficulty to their livelihood is being located next to the porch stairs and rail that have toy cars flying off and into the plant. The cars must be rescued by a five-year-old who does not care about flowers and that a particular plant is about to go into bloom.

Bachelor Button

When I see Bachelor Buttons I think of A Room With A View in which the spinster sisters go a little wild and allow them to be placed in their hair.
Blanket Flower

I also like this pop of blue in my garden. The problem I am having right now is getting them to spread a little more.

I cannot say the same about my Blanket Flower plant. It comes back and spreads. There is no rhyme or reason on the where but I accept it for the gift it is. Then I hope it will play well with others.
What are the great plants in your garden right now?
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