The arrival of the monsoons has certainly helped the front garden. The butterfly bushes have bloomed as well as a number of other plants and the garden is full of honey bees, butterflies, and the occasional hummingbird all competing for nectar. The recently planted perennials have taken hold and a transplanted lantana has new growth. There are 3 species/varieties of lantana in the front garden, a yellow flowering species, a purple, and a multicolored flowering species. The lantana are very hardy plants and have been cut back to the roots several times and they always recover nicely. The blooms attract butterflies and many plants constantly bloom throughout the summer. One of the recently planted perennials, Sacred Datura, is already producing flowers. Datura wrightii may be found along the road side in Arizona and New Mexico and seemed like a hardy addition to the garden, low growing it will make a nice addition to offset some of the tall yuccas and ocotillo and add a new color to blooms in the garden.