I've hardly any time to post today, but I'm determined to post every day for at least two weeks, so here's a quick review of the twigs I planted in the new garden where the front lawn used to be:
Salvia roemeriana (Cedar Sage)
Nassella tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)
Scirpus cernus (Fiber Optic Grass)
Muhlenbergia capillaris (Gulf Coast Muhly)
Carex albula (Frosty Curls Sedge)
Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' (Purple Fountain Grass)
Melampodium leucanthum (Blackfoot Daisy)
Dietes iridioides (Butterfly Iris)
Lantana montevidensis (Trailing Lantana) "Pot 'O Gold" and "Purple"
Agave ovatifolia (Whale's Tongue Agave -- huge splurge!)
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - UGH! Can't find the marker. Will update when I do. It's a double hibicus in a salmon/coral color.
Rosa x 'Meipotal' PP8841 (Carefree Delight TM)
Salvia × sylvestris "Mainacht" (May Night Salvia)
Monarda pringle (Pringle's Bee Balm)
Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ear)
Buddleja hybrid (Orange Butterfly Bush)
Asclepias curassavica (Butterflyweed) Mislabeled as A. tuberosa
Nemesia fruticans (Nemesia-pink and purple hybrids)
Salvia greggii (Autumn Sage-red & white)
Salvia coccinea (Coral Nymph Sage)
Penstemon baccharifolius (Rock Penstemon)
Evolvulus glomeratus (Blue Daze)
Salvia farinacea Mealy Blue Sage
Salvia x. 'Indigo Spires' (Indigo Spires Sage)
Agapanthus africanus `Albus`
Rudbeckia fulgida "Goldsturm" (Goldstorm Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan)
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Mayfield Giants'
Tetraneuris scaposa (Four Nerve Daisy, Hymenoxys)
Sounds like a lot, huh? It IS a lot, when you consider how ginormous some of these plants can get. In two years, I won't be able to walk through it all to get through the front door. But right now, it looks like a silly bunch of sprouts.