Clematis 'The President':
The pepper plants are making a good temporary hedge. Not to mention peppers to eat. Dahlia 'Mystic Haze' there in the background. I'll have to move that because the color doesn't quite work. It was supposed to be 'Mystic Illusion', which is yellow, but...it wasn't:
I do not miss the lawn at all, though Cuddles does.
Where's my lawn?
I filled in the area on the other side of the path with lilies, a blue pot with a boxwood in it, Geranium 'Rozanne', annual blue lobelia, Carex 'Red Rooster', and a couple of compact "Mystic" Dahlias with their dark chocolate foliage.
Orangy-yellow 'Mystic Haze' belongs elsewhere--the color doesn't work, but 'Mystic Dreamer' seems to agree with the area, and I hope will match up with Lily 'Candy Club', which is just about to bloom.
Lily 'Costa Mesa', rose 'Tamora', and Geranium 'Rozanne':
No, can't say I miss the lawn at all.
Elsewhere in the back garden, 'Bishop's Castle' continues to bloom and bloom.
'Golden Celebration', too.
Even the mint!
And as usual, 'Belinda's Dream', looking quilled today.
All that, and peppers, too.