Across the driveway near the corner of the house, the Hylotelephium 'Matrona' stands nearly 15 inches tall and more than two feet wide. It's a clump that is likely in need of division, but I'm going to wait until next spring so that this specimen can fill the space beneath the burning bush (Euonymous alatus) to anchor this garden bed for the rest of the growing season.
We're now just over a third of the way through the year. The initial flush of spring blooms is near and end. A few lilacs and tulips are still holding their own, but the iris and peonies are waiting eagerly in the wings. The daily changes in the garden are more apparent as it morphs into its summer clothing. By next week, after several days of heat (80F+ forecast), the landscape will likely have a completely new character once again.