We have Irises that come in every year. This photo was taken at my sister's house near Des Moines... she has a professional gardener do the planning and planting and she does the weeding and watering [I think].
My butterfly bushes haven't bloomed yet this year. They had a some damage from the frost this past winter...we had such a late spring. Even my rose bushes had some damage. How nice you get deer where you live, but that's too bad that they eat your flowers.