Talk about letting go! This has been a tough year for gardening, especially with a seed mix that is supposed to love moisture. It was very hot and very dry most of the summer. The grass went dormant and small shrubbery died. My swampy patch was parched, and I chose to barely keep it alive. I get perennials so I don't have to DO much. Did I mention it was HOT? Not enjoyable at all.
However! I have had some success. Of 30 varieties, I have had healthy, blooming plants of 6 species.
I am pleased with that in what is really their first year.