The lilac's scenting the air already. It's actually quite a distance from the house and behind the garage, but I can smell it in the kitchen with the windows open.
The lavender was cut back. I see that next year, I can be far more brutal. Perhaps cut it back to four inches.
The white creeping phlox have not come back, but then, they didn't do well last year. The purple, as always, had to be cut back, because they're trying to overtake the entire lawn. Gorgeous plant, it just grows so fast.