My dear friend Johnette has been working on adding perennials to the large garden bed in front of her house.
A big winter snowstorm tore up a large yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) that was shading this side of the bed. It looked horrible so they had it removed, creating a new area with more sun.
She got all new soil with compost as well as mulch in bulk.
I'm watching with interest to see how her "Endless Summer" blue hydrangea will perform. So far it looks beautiful.
We house and cat-sat for them while they were on vacation and I put a few annuals in pots for them. They looked a little skimpier that I hoped initially, but they'll fill out.