Now our efforts to transform the front yard are starting to be rewarded.
The coreopsis grandiflora "Sunburst" is blooming, and what a burst of cheer it brings!
It tolerates clay soil and drought conditions, and should bloom through the Fall, as long as I keep deadheading.
It also benefits bees, which is the main reason why I planted it.
And here is one of our two Penstemon heterophyllus X 'Margarita BOP' plants with its lovely bluish lavender blooms.
This lovely native penstemon provides nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds.
It should bloom year-round as long as the faded blooms are trimmed off.