No special occasion for the fireworks, sometimes you just have to celebrate life! I thought some of these flowers had the look of fireworks in different stages of "exploding" (not sure of the technical word).
"Lazy Gardener" Dahlias 'Arabian Night' just about to pop open.
Monarda, possibly 'Coral Reef'.
Cleome 'Rose Queen'
Persian Cornflower (cenataurea dealbata) and Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'.
Another Peony Poppy, more are still ready to open.
Another Echinacea 'Magnus'. I really think these are my favorite, but don't hold me to it.
Another variety of lazy dahlia. That means I don't dig up the tubers, yet they still come back!
And another favorite, a Zinnia.
I'm hoping to start the area where 'Gertrude Jekyll' will finally get planted. I've been thinking and rethinking starting a new bed, and have decided I'll just expand the existing front bed for now. I did ask "the Muscle" if he would help me with a garden project next weekend. When he asked a little nervously what it was, I told him I hadn't decided yet.