As I water the two Russian Sage plants, the softest sage fragrance is sent forth; it's delightful. I discovered that these plants start growing from the base every spring, and once they start, they make fast progress. I think these plants will start shooting out their flowery lavender spears pretty soon.
The pots of flowers I planted are starting to fill in. They loved the rain from a couple nights ago. If I keep giving them fertilizer, they should do fine!