Water your garden regularly in the summer to keep your plants alive, blooming, and attractive to pollinators.
Some of these plants will attain their full height in the second or third year, depending on root mass, access to water, nutrients, and light. They are worth the wait.
Many plants spread readily by roots and seeds, so consider their growing habits when grouping and planting them. No need to shun these wonderfully aggressive plants — rip out those that wander or crowd. No place to transplant them? Then just compost.