Lots of things are in bloom at the moment, perhaps more than at any other point in the year, and new plants join the show almost every day. Here is just a selection of some of the stars, beginning with the latest irises to begin blooming.
Another variety of bearded iris
Another Siberian iris (Iris sibirica) cultivar; I think I somewhat prefer this one, despite its smaller, paler flowers and the foliage that can get messy later in the season; there is something rather elegant about its rush-like appearance.
Field gladiolus (Gladiolus italicus)
Herbaceous peonies (Paeonia lactiflora cv.)
Helianthemum 'Rhodanthe Carneum'
Virginia spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)
Variegated large periwinkle (Vinca major)
One kind of sweet william (Dianthus barbatus)...
... and another
Weigela florida cv.
For some reason the blues, purples, and pinks are particularly dominant at this time of year, though I do not feel as though I veer particularly towards those colors when buying plants.