I had this all planned out last spring, but a lot of stuff either died or didn't thrive in the brutal drought we had. $500 water bills were my limit.
So I'm redoing all of the front cottage garden. I've been browsing the big name stores for the plants they discounted because they don't look pretty anymore, and the online nurseries for deals on stuff I can fit in somewhere.
With rare exceptions, I'm not doing annuals here anymore. I've got a few spots reserved for things I really like, like jewel weed. I'm also going heavy on the ground cover. Lots of alpine strawberries, thyme, and creeping skullcap.
Seeing if I can remember all the Latin names from memory...
Sambucas nigra, leonurus cardiaca, epimedium, dicentra, myrica pensilvanica, four types of astilbe, three types of heuchera, digitalis purpurea, campanula medium, hyssop officinalis, stachys, brunnera macrophylia, polystichum, achilles millefolium, nepeta subselencis, 2 types of aquilegia, agastache, chelone, rosea, corns sibirica, vinca, scutellaria baical, scutellaria officinalis, coreopsis, eryngium, paeonia, tagates, penstemon, spirea, allium tuberosum, dianthus, festuca ovina, thymus, salvia transylvanica, chamaemelum nobile, hamamelus virginiana, ilex verticillata, fragraria, satureja montana, artemesia dracunculus, sedum, and physocarpus. Oh, and a dappled willow, but I can't recall the latin name. Not bothering naming the annuals, as they won't be coming back in spring.
I'm waiting on some potted alchemilla, gentiana, fillipendula, and bocking 14 symphytum to be delivered, as well as some bare root arums, corydalis, calochortus, calchicum, and geranium tuberosum.