Here are some successful plants I grew from seed last year and this. One I find very exciting is Geum chiloense 'Mrs. Bradshaw', with seed purchased from J. L. Hudson. I have Geum macrophyllum growing wild in my yard, a local native, so know the Geums are strong growers and good at self-seeding. I started Mrs. Bradshaw last year and she waited until this year to bloom. The flowers are quite intense in color though the buds started out yellow and I was concerned they would stay that way.
Some shrubs I'm trying this year, requiring cold stratification and succeeding so far as seedlings, are the cute-as-a-button Berberis fendleri, native to New Mexico, and with berries tasting like sour cherries according to the High Country Gardens catalog. I have still to get it planted out and living through the winter before I can consider it a success. It will be getting transplanted soon and will have to be a bigger size before going in the ground.
So for all the successes here, there are many that were no-shows this year, or worse did not germinate or sprouted then failed. But it is worthwhile whenever I find anything that does well as it makes up for the failures. And perhaps someday I will learn to grow those.