|Blinding Papaver orientalis, round Allium 'Purple Sensation' and delicate Nepeta 'Walker's Low'.|
To see the succession planting in this area so far this year, look for the Front Walk in May GBBD post, and then the Allium flowering with late Tulip 'Cum Laude'. Succession planting is the art of planning your beds so that as one plant diminishes, another begins. Knowing the shape of your plants and their life cycle will help you to learn which ones can be supporting actors for each other. In this case, the tulips and anemones came first. Now, the poppies have center stage and are supported by the Allium and Nepeta. But soon, the poppies will be cut to the ground, leave and all, and the stage will be set for the summer dahlias and Cosmos.
|The evergreen Arborvitae (Thuja) and rounded Spirea 'Goldflame' lend structure to hold this border together throughout the growing season.|
|View from the Front Walk looking down to our planted curb strip.|