Admittedly, they've been blooming for a while now, but this does seem to be the year for rudbeckia of all types.
Rudbeckia joined by butterfly weed is a happy summer combination.
Cup plant is now coming into its own,
with last year's bottlebrush buckeye finally blooming
and, as usual, the Joe Pye weed taking its own sweet time for the buds to open. Maybe it's not hot enough yet.