I've been neglecting my front yard lately while I've been working in the back yard. I took out the lawn in the front last year and replanted with a variety of drought-tolerant plants and three dwarf citrus trees and although there are some things in bloom right now (some apricot-colored poppies, white Pacific coast iris, purple and white tulips, orange gazanias, and white calla lilies), overall it's lacking in color. More orange, I'm thinking, is what's needed. So today I spread around liberal amounts of California poppy seeds and less generous amounts of Cosmos seeds. These Cosmos, called Little Ladybirds and Cosmic Orange, only grow to about 1 1/2 feet tall but if they're anything like the other types of Cosmos I've grown, the butterflies and bees will love them.