What a cool plant...Spirals Rush (Juncus effusus) It likes water, but can tolerate heat. Until I figure out the marsh, it is enjoying our fountain. It looks like freshly cooked green spaghetti and it's a grass that grows in curly spirals. (Native, as far as I know)
A huge plant, Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra). This one is about 5 1/2 feet high, with more room to grow. I think it will go in the front somewhere, but not in the weed barrier, because I want it to spread. Maybe along the back border. (Native)
Not a plant picture, but oh well. I found this dead female house sparrow (not native) under one of the windows. I was so sad to see it. NOT.