Some of the young plants I put in this spring are finally making a mark in the front garden. It's nice that they don't look like baby plants anymore. I'm anticipating a more filled-out appearance someday, but am happy with any progress.
A Bat-faced cuphea (Cuphea llavea) next to the solar light.
Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)
The Giant Swallowtail loves my variegated lantana.
"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater." ~J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)