Instead of obsessing about what's missing, I'm trying to focus on what looks great right now. Other than my succulents (most of which look great all of the time), the three plants grabbing attention in my garden right now are:
I have no record of the variety
2. Mandarin Orange
I have no record of the variety here either - the fruit is fairly large so it may be 'Kara.' The tree was put in by a prior owner. It looked unhealthy at the time we moved in. I trimmed back branches that were suffering from insect damage and added compost around the base but otherwise left it alone. It didn't bear any fruit the first year we were here but last spring it produced a good crop of sweet, seedless fruit and now it's laden with another crop. The fruit's coloring up well but, based on a taste test this morning, I think it can benefit from a little more ripening time.
3. Eupatorium corymbosa
So, what looks great in your garden right now?