And while the garden is still a long way from filled in, I am happy with how it's shaping up.This is the same view today. (The old saying about perennials is true: the first year they sleep, the second they creep, the third they leap. These are at the barely creeping stage.) The "Zagreb" coreopsis in the foreground is doing well, as is the creeping sedum along the walkway. The blue fescue was spectacular in early summer but is fading now, and while the switchgrass is blooming, it hasn't yet filled in as much as it will in a year or two. They're not visible in this photo, but this garden is now home to plugs of butterfly weed, wild lupine, and blue aster, and lots of little bluestem and rudbeckia seedlings have been transplanted from other parts of the yard.
Aster oblongifolius) are doing particularly well.
Never one to resist plant sales, I came home from Lowe's with an agastache "Blue Fortune" and two agastache with tricolor blossoms. These pollinator magnets have definitely improved the view from the front door.