It still looks a little sparse, which is to be expected for the first year, but my front-yard garden is blooming at last. The Russian sage in the photo at left is light and airy. The ‘David’ phlox at right is starting to flower. I’m really getting a kick out of the blazing star (Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’). I have five plants; one is up to my hip and this little guy (lower left) is below my knee. Not sure why there is so much variation in height, but they look pretty with their puffy purple bottle-brush blooms.