Here are the cosmos I direct sowed (sp?) from seed in the spring:
Some fall favorites, like Karl Forester Feather Reed Grass:
Cleome, from seed sent to me by my friend Melissa in the spring:
A late season find last year, Gentiana Makinoi Blue w/a hardy mum, Katella Bronze.
Sweet Autumm Clematis gives a fabulous first year show:
The front bed is just too chaotic for me, but it sure is cottage style... changes to come in the spring.
My back bed of roses looked pretty darn good for a first year bed, if you ask me.
Windermere, in it's own spot in the garden, also blooms again for me. Holding it's usually arching stem up high, too!
Tons more to come; these images are from Early-mid september, and my garden is still blooming and w/o frost damage as of yesterday (October 20th).