Most of the plants are native. The grasses on the left will grow fairly tall and give us some more privacy without completely blocking off the neighbours
I have of course, completely forgotten all the names of the plants but I know the pink ones are coneflowers and they attract lots of butterflies. It looks sparsely planted because all these plants will come back in force next year. Th grass in the foreground of this picture is a "fountain" grass which will also get quite big and will provide an interesting shape in the winter and fall.
We are already spending ALL our time out here, which explains why poor Miss D has all those skeeter bites.
UPDATE FROM YESTERDAY: Per the Doctor, Miss D's swollen foot is due to a wasp sting or some such. (Which I guess didn't hurt her when it happened...?) We are using a topical steroid cream and she should be back at school today but if the swelling doesn't go down we will have to get her some ingestible steroid treatment. Remarkably, it doesn't seem to bother her very much. She does seem to enjoy the extra movies we let her watch in an effort to bribe her into sitting still with her foot elevated- and having everything handed to her by her worried parents. :)