2013 October 20 (Sun)
The scarlet sage are starting to flower. There are also a bunch of bundleflowers. I can't really identify much else right now, but this I know: the seeds did not take equally well to all parts of the rain garden. The places that are doing better are higher and sunnier. The low-lying areas and shady areas are very sparse. It's hard to tell which variable has the greater effect, but I think this will be a much longer term project than I had thought. It's going to take a while to figure out what will do well.
Since the rain garden is under a live oak, there will be substantial leaf drop in the spring. So far, this sounds like a good thing since I don't have any mulch.