It has to do with color combinations. Generally, I stick to the pink, light pink, light purple, blue, and white areas. I have one potted Bush Daisy that throws in a shot of yellow but otherwise there has been no variance from this scheme. Ever.
|Angelonia in the background doing what its supposed to be doing, last year.|
Anyhow, this year I went out to get my flat and WOAH! I saw this midnight reddish dark purple flat, and fell in love. It was in the purple family, though redder than most of the bluish purples that I have, and I thought, this is WAY better than the white and very pale pink angelonia I have been planting every year. So I snapped up the flat and headed home, quickly plopping the small squares all over my garden.
|Nicely matched angelonia and pink veronica, yeah...last year|
And now, my garden is a painted trollop. I also purchased some pineapple sage earlier this year (which is already blooming thanks to summertime weather), and the extra bush daisy (europs) I buy for my Mom each spring, between the two it looks like my mac n cheese when to mardi gras.
|And imagine...this stuff will get 4x larger.|
So the purple has to go. Not sure what I'm going to do with it. Right now I've lined up a few in some dirt meant to be used for something not reddish purple. It doesn't match ANYTHING!!! What was I thinking? The pineapple sage is going too and those pots on the patio pavers...all to my Mom in one week. She's got 5 acres of gardens, she can hide this stuff somewhere. Whew. This garden is not me. Heaven forbid when those roses bloom. I'm not sure I even like the pink anymore!
And onto another mistake I just did a few minutes ago.... pruning a rose that mixes in nicely with the star jasmine, snip snip snip, and I realize, I just cut the jasmine. In the middle somewhere. I guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow to see which part of the vine is no longer attached to...um...anything. sigh. Nothing like a dead bunch of jasmine climbing in with the rest.
Okay, here's a few pictures in the garden of things that look good.
|Iceberg blooming by the front drive|
|Madame Alfred Carriere Rose by the back door|
|MAC a little closer|
|Million bells in a pot, that one purpley bloom is taunting me|
|By the ugly brown wall with new ugly 5" pipe|
|Star Jasmine perfuming every breath, everywhere|
|Oenethera, I hate this plant, but its pretty, and not garish. Just mega invasive evil.|