Working at a garden center, the temptations are strong and constant. I can easily fall for something on a daily basis and the money can be taken directly out of my paycheck. My joke is: who needs a paycheck when you have flowers? Most recently, I swooned over this native Dalea lutea in full bloom and covered with honeybees.
I actually figured out a place to plant before I took it home and even planned a couple of companions to join it: A dwarf Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifa 'Don's Dwarf') and Yucca 'Color Guard.' Toward my basic goal of lawn shrinkage, I placed the new trio outside the ever widening and stretching border that is more or less full.
The bloom color has survived a couple of freezes.
Veering slightly off track from my plan, I also grabbed lettuce and arugula transplants, a salvia greggii and a lovely native moss verbena (Verbena tenuisecta) which I've enjoyed in another area.
Later I decided that one yucca was not enough so I grabbed two more which I still need to get in the ground.