I made the final blocks and rearranged a little so I could start sewing this top together. This is more true color than yesterday's photo.
Here are the buds on the Balloon Flowers. They look a little like hot air balloons at this point.
As the buds get larger they start turning color. In past years I have had pale pink ones in addition to these periwinkle blue blooms.
The coneflowers are opening. The bugs start eating the petals within days of blooming so it is hard to get a good photo. This one is probably fully opened this morning.