Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium
There is no good reason why this plant is loving life in my Central Texas courtyard, being that it is the state flower of freaking Oregon, but it is.
Blackfoot Daisy Melampodium leucanthum
Drought & heat tolerant… attracts butterflies
Bloodgood Japanese Maple Acer palmatum
Loved this so much we went back to the nursery the following day to buy another one of these
Maisy Blue Canis lupis familiaris
Needs lots of water & kisses