Looks fabulous! I so admire the limited palette of four plants, though I could never in a million years limit myself to only four different species of plants.
Meanwhile, back at the mulching marathon, the west side slope is no longer an egregious embarrassment. My excuse for neglecting it is somewhat legitimate, as it is difficult to work on and the broken arm made difficult impossible for nearly a year. A lot of weeding was required besides the lugging of the mulch up there.
Photos taken at the end of a long day. It was getting dark. (I did take several rests, for safety's sake, during the day.)
Much better. So happy!
To finish, spring beauty shots.
Back in the north side gully, Acer palmatum 'Ryusen' ('Ryusen' means "waterfall") has achieved the effect intended at planting about...ten (?) years ago: