I have a couple of hanging baskets that I brought home from the mountains after the Fourth of July weekend. This basket sports one red flower among all the purple.
On the other side of the steps I have some abelia shrubs
Anchoring this flower bed by the garage is a very large blue budleigh, or butterfly bush. It is perfectly placed to hide our garbage bin. We have several budleighs, both blue and white, in the front and back yards, and I noticed a volunteer growing at the edge of our woods. The blooms really do attract butterflies of all kinds
Along the driveway we have white and violet-colored crepe myrtle trees. Crepe myrtle is a great choice for surviving the brutally hot Southern sun and our annual droughts.
I took lots more pictures--- haven't even started on the back yard flowers! I'll save those for another day.