The bed on the front slope, where I had envisioned butterfly nectar and host plants has been removed. Nothing performed well except the usual suspects, sedums, coneflowers, and lavender. Sharp drainage and a large oak tree are the culprits. Grass seed will be sown in a few weeks when the temperatures fall a bit more. The surviving perennials were moved to better locations. I'll have to keep them watered for the next week.
It's 84 degrees. The humidity stands at 63%. It's about as hot as it's going to get today.