Isn’t it nice when your garden surprises you? In a good way no less!
There have been a few interesting combinations of blooms in the perennial garden.
Most were not intentional and I would like to try to remember some of them so that I can be more intentional with these surprises in the future.
Bee Balm, Globe Thistle & some form of Rudbeckia (I think? I am not sure exactly what it is) This is a garden where there is no plan for the future and anything goes.
Purple Geranium (which spreads everywhere I don’t want it) & Black eyed Susan
Rudbeckia Laciniata ‘Goldball’ & Canna Lilly reach for the sky together.
A wild cucumber vine popped up in the middle of the front garden so I added support for it.
I am very partial to these white flowering wild vines. The seed pods look like dried cucumbers and are very cool.
Miniature Alum with Shasta Daisies that spread from a neighbouring bed.
My favourite surprise are the snapdragons which Claire insisted our garden needed because you can pinch the blooms like a mouth and make it talk.
I love these paired with the Black Eyed Susans right now.
I think surprises might be better than cake. What do you think?