I finally got around to trimming the bushes out front, yay me. It was so hot out by the time I finished that I have pretty much left the clippings and all outside and come in to take a break. I got swarmed by wasps who were evidently building a home inside one of the bushes (one flew and hit me right in my eyelid, which was thankfully closed!) I also had a little hummingbird hovering around me a good half the time when I was doing one of the bushes... I think it must have a nest in that bush, or it's just that curious about me and what I was up to. Either way, it's nice to see that putting up the hummingbird feeder has worked. I never saw them at all before, and now they're around all the time. It's really funny how they sound like tiny little helicopters!
INCIDENTALLY, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BUY YELLOW DAHLIA BULBS FROM LOWE'S.