I'm looking at my garden in a new way as I tidy up for fall. There's definitely some changes to be made. When we moved here I thought the garden was small enough that weeds couldn't get ahead of me. But during the summer when it was in the 90s, I just couldn't work outside and the weeds did, indeed, get well ahead of me.
So I have some areas I'm going to have to replant with bullies. Unlike plants that play well with others, bullies are very dense and keep weeds at bay. As a rule, they have sturdy foliage and growth habits but aren't invasive. Sometimes bullies are just the right plant for the right spot.
Some good bully plants I have are pulmonaria, hosta, achillea, daylilies, hellebores, iris, and Joe pye weed.
Last spring, I experimented with sedum cuttings in old pots. Sedums in pots are drought tolerant, easily moved about, need no deadheading, and have great fall color. It has worked so well that I am going to do it again next year. It's always great when an idea works out.