Oct. 26, 2013:
The center of the lot gets the most sunlight because as can be seen below, there are fewer trees across the area.
All the stuff planted was from elsewhere in our yard, mainly things Kay had already put in pots such as buckeyes, beautyberries, crested irises, and beardtongues (penstemon).
Orange flags were used to keep track of where things were planted because it is a large lot with quite a bit of wild vegetation growing across it and more popping up all the time.
June 22, 2014:
Here are plants along the main path edge of the center bed:
More plants to the right of those above:
Center bed in the fall - Nov. 8, 2015: