Everyone loves Agastache!
This Anise Hyssop (Agastache 'Black Adder') is a short-lived perennial that is popular with seemingly everyone who visits the garden - humans included. Butterflies, honey bees, and native solitary bees all visit it for nectar. Later in the summer, finches dine on its seeds.
In a habitat garden, tidier is not necessarily better.
Sometimes, it's desirable to deadhead or cut back spent flowers for repeat blooms, but I left the flowers on this Agastache foeniculum so they could form seed. The drying flower stalks are attractive in their own right, and the seeds are a valuable food source for the finches shown in this photo. If I'm lucky, I may find a "volunteer" seedling or two in the garden once the rains begin.
A Spider's Cafeteria
This California buckwheat teems with bees and wasps attracted to its nectar, so this spider will not go hungry.