At the back edge of the perennial bed, I put in a row of Rose of Sharon plants a couple years back. The idea at the time was to create a hedge that would mark the boundary and provide a backdrop. Another plan that hasn't worked as well as I thought it would, I want to move them this winter. As a deciduous plant, they can be rooted during the winter outdoors in a cold frame using sand as a medium. They need more sun. I'm going to use them along the top edge of the gully. They'll provide the screen hiding the new secret garden I plan to build down there.
The largest castor bean is about 10' tall. It's the one in the perennial bed. It gets more sun than all the others.
Yvonne's salvia. These were started indoors in late February.
I've been really lazy the past few weeks in regards to collecting seeds. With several hot days and no rain in the forecast, I hope to get back on track. There's a lot of seed ripe for the picking. Cosmos, rudbeckia, and four o'clocks are dropping seeds like crazy. The Salvia subrotunda and S. Coral Nymph is ready too. I bet there's more if I just took the time to look around.