I have a garden, yet it is a California native plant garden. This year I planted a front garden. I planted it mid winter and now it thrives. The plants are Showy Penstemon (2), Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat, Kennedy's Buckwheat (4), Harmony Manzanita, and Shasta Buckwheat. They bloom at different times of the year and all are drought tolerant, which here in the San Diego area is best.