The hardy aster is actually blooming.
This, despite the fact the hibiscus just got started...
... and the buds on the Rose of Sharon are still rolled tight.
I'm still picking bagworms off the arborvitae, but I am definitely winning that war. Hopefully, the one plant most afflicted will survive.
I'm also having to water more and more. We really, really, really need a good soaking rain.