The garden is being totally controlled by the appearance of purple and yellow blooming plants right now, and the effect is kind of cool. Not all of them are right next to each other, but when taking in the entire space, the repetition of the two colors is quite nice.
There's the esperanza or Texas yellow bells:
Gold lantana and Indigo spires sage:
Golden thyrallis and Indigo spires:
Gregg's blue mistflower (which is really quite purple) and tall goldenrod:
Mexican petunia, which is pretty invasive, but also quite pretty right now:
A yellow variety of tropical milkweed:
Society garlic backed-up by Mexican bush sage:
You know, with all my talk of natives, I must say that pretty much everything I've listed here is non-native. The only plants that are "native" are mistflower and the goldenrod, which are native to Texas, but not sure that their range is around here or not, and Texas is a big place. The Blackland is really different than the Chisos. Hmm. Food for thought.