I had been thinking that a "big statement" would be satisfying at this time of year. After one trip to the local nursery, I had found my statement.
moscheutos 'Pink Elephant'). Its pop pink blooms are 10-12 inches across. Rather like something Alice might have found in Wonderland.
|A. 'Golden Jubilee' attracting a Red-Spotted Purple butterfly.|
Tying this area together has been one of my challenges for the last couple of years. I like to have an almost formal sense of rhythm running through my plantings, with the odd focal point thrown in to keep things a little off kilter. I have struggled with how to have something blooming in every part of the growing season in this small area (only 2 1/2 feet deep in some spots).
|Some white foliage to brighten the combo.|
|First hibiscus blooms in front of the purple butterfly bush (Buddleia hyb).|
We shall see how it turns out!