One of my pink Muhly plants (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is producing flowers. It's not exactly a river of pink mist, but it does give me hope that maybe this time next year it will produce more, and make the striking late season statement in the garden that I was hoping for when I planted it.
My back is getting better too. Not completely better, and I don't want to rush it by going back too soon to all that kneeling and bending and stooping and crouching and digging and lifting. The garden has such a pull on me that it is hard to resist.