So I spent two hours piddling. Piddling? Make sure no plants had overexposed root balls--placed an inch or two up out of my heavy clay--so I mounded dirt around some, mulch around others. The first year is the most important you know--this is the year the plants begin to formulate language and create basic ethical and moral constructs.
The last fews days I also watered the trees since it hasn't rained for a month or so (wait, does .001" count?).
Below are pics.
1)The orange-ing sedum angelina
2) The red-ing sedum dragon's blood (I will have a carpet of sedum throughout my garden within 3 years by golly)
3) Prairie smoke
4) Ninebark coppertina finally resembling copper (and won't it be awesome in the fall when it's grown up?)
5) A sunset during the best time of year for sunsets
6) And lastly the view out my office window. Why didn't I put the garden on this side of the house? Because I thought it'd be better to see it whilst eating dinner on the deck, or entertaining the invisible guests we entertain whilst grilling out. Blimey. Who has time to be social? Have acquaintances? Read books, grade papers, write papers, write books, pet the turkey, cook the cat....