Trying to plant for birds and butterflies--gonna try starting some bee balm and coneflowers from seed, and see if I can't plant 'em in the side yard. A packet of seeds is a small enough investment that I'm willing to make it in a rental property, and I'll see if some of the bee balm will live in a pot. That should round out my plantings--I've got vines, shrubs, and a few nifty annuals--although I'm pretty sure I'll get hit by the "OOOH! Lookit that!" bug a coupla times. The spring is young, yet. is young.
The sheer joy of having a garden again cannot be fathomed. I have pineapple sage! (Mom used to have pineapple sage, and she says the hummingbirds are attracted to it like nothing else she's ever seen.)