And this is what it looked like when we first planted this bed in 2008:
By 2009, it was looking better but still. Then:
(can you tell the where the propane delivery guy sunk into our new grass? Thanks buddy)
....and now (not the same time period since more blooms in the 'before' picture. And I no longer have delphiniums. Damn I miss them!):In reviewing our yard's history, I found there are several plants that have since met their maker that I miss dearly.... Foxglove, Dianthus, Lupines, some nameless purple phlox-looking flower and most of all Delphiniums:
I know what's on my wish list for next year.