My front yard is three feet above the sidewalk and slopes to the driveway and the sidewalk. It might look level here because of the wide angle lens on the camera looking down at my feet, so to speak, and straight ahead to the house, but in fact this is a high corner. Here I planted one 'Stella de Oro' daylily sixteen years ago, when the front yard was all grass and a little scruffy. Over the years the one plant has spread nicely making three or four children and all together a hefty clump with lots of flowers this time of year. It calls for lots of deadheading and I usually fall behind, though I know 'Stella de Oro' will keep sending up new flower stems for two months or more if you deadhead spent flowers every other day. Maybe someday my garden will be mostly shrubs and trees with only a few perennials. Then I will help 'Stella' show her stamina.
This photograph is close in vantage point to one from earlier this year that you can see here
and compare. I left last year's leaves in place to protect the soil from erosion and I liked the way they cascaded down the corner (just my taste). They reminded me that Spring would come. I cleared them away when this year's leaves were full sized and ready to shield the corner from falling rain. They look like an umbrella, don't they?