I'm still amazed that things grow when I put them in the ground (one look at my half-dead houseplants will tell you why this amazes me).
The black-eyed susans were planted last year and are going strong. The pink flowers (gladiolus) were planted a few months ago.
My haphazard efforts to beautify my yard will be getting professional help this fall. Expect some impressive Before and After photos when that happens!