Aromatic aster and muhlenbergia capillaris put on quite a show
though the muhly does all right by itself.
Aromatic aster, by the way, is a great favorite with late bees, and clump-forming grasses like the muhlenbergia make good hideaways for young bumblebee queens, who need someplace warm to spend the winter.
My favorite outdoor chair faces the savannah garden, a late-afternoon view that would inspire me to Impressionist-style painting if I had any artistic talent.
It's amazing what a little sunlight does for a few fading perennials.