Several of my lilies have already finished blooming, but this painted yellow one is just starting to show color. This one usually blooms profusely for about 3 weeks. It's an old variety that we salvaged from dh's parents' old homeplace before it was sold.
Another plant dh's mother loved is bergamot (bee balm.) She always referred to it as horsemint, which is another of its common names. In history some of the colonists brewed a tea of the leaves after the infamous Boston Tea Party. I keep it for the hummingbirds.