Facing the street, we see the plants hidden by the coreopsis. While my original plan for this part of the bed called for native plants only, the Shasta daisies donated by an acquaintance leaving the area have proven a butterfly-friendly addition, as is the buddleia that volunteered and is now a place-holder in a semi-shady area while we wait for the spicebush and ferns we planted to fill in. I hope I have the discipline to take it out when the time comes as it has attracted swallowtails and fritillaries in droves this year.
The real delight of this driveway garden, though, is watching the goldfinches picking seeds off the echinacea. While the fast food of the sunflower seed feeder is just the other side of the rhododendron, there are always finches who prefer their seed in its natural state.
Maybe someday I'll get a picture catching one of them in the act.