Bread Round 2 was a complete success. I was worried because it was so much stickier than the last batch (the brick-like whole wheat) but I think that was fine since I was supposed to add 2-3 Tablespoons more water to adjust for altitude. Matt and his bass player just got home and between the three of us we ate half of the focaccia already. I might just try the brick recipe again and see if I can make the adjustments all work on it too.
Also, here's a couple of pics of the plants I ordered for the garden. I've got a tendency towards the same shades of blue and purple so I wanted some color accents.
Baby steps: this is a much pinker purple than the rest, also it will be tall and spiky in a clumpier way than the catmint and salvias, if that makes any sense.This is the awesomeness. It is a variety of Achillea, or yarrow, called "Paprika". As such, it has feathery fern-like deep green foliage and will supposedly bloom continuously if I can keep it deadheaded. It will add a couple of focal points to the garden, as it is compact and obnoxious, where everything else is bigger and fluffier and less of an attention-hog. It also (hopefully) naturalizes and forms big ferny clumps. I have high hopes but I am trying to tone them down as it was in the sale section and it is the end of planting season so they may come looking straggly and take a long time to settle in. But I am nothing if not patient with this yard, as it has taken more than two years to get it this far and there is still SO much more to do. It's a start.