Summer beauty allium is one of my favorites, long-lasting, long-blooming, a treasure in the garden if you don't mind the oniony scent -- the two plants I have already aren't blooming yet (soon!) but the nursery plants are going nicely, and look happy in the hellstrip.
I've planted very few annuals (see budget), but did pick up a bit of annual vinca; I'm hoping it will a) spread, and b) come back from seed next year. This one is just opening. Annual vincas botanical name, Catharanthus roseus, means rose-tinted, immaculate flower. Isn't that pretty?
And last is white bellflower, a hopefully-reliable, glowing white bloomer. I may at some point pick up some blue balloon flower to pair it with, but this will do for now. Today, mulch! And more weeding. Always, more weeding.