Here are some of my favorites blooming just now.
Normally, I prefer more intense colors, but I just love this big clump of pale lilac Monarda, and so do the bees and hummingbirds.Raspberry Wine Monarda is a favorite, and seen in several beds. I love it here with the rudbeckia v. Indian Summer. There is some milkweed in there too, that I've allowed to grow for the butterflies.
More Raspberry Wine Monarda, and some globe thistle from Dan's mom.
This is a new spot I'm just adoring -- our new purple nine bark v. Diablo, with Raspberry Wine Monarda again, Barbara Mitchell daylily, another unknown cultivar of daylily, and liatris just beginning to bloom. The ninebark is gorgeous, I'm so pleased with it.