Sometimes I plant things in the garden with no idea if they will work out or not. And sometimes they do! One of the best plants I've put in the garden lately is 'Bright Lights'.
'Bright Lights' is a striped pink and yellow miniature rose, and it only grows to around 2 to 3 ft. tall. Although different websites state different zones, it's worth trying in zones 5 to 11. I like using miniature roses in my landscaping.
I planted 'Bright Lights' in a planter located in the middle of a bed of cheerful yellow 'Julia Child' roses.
Their blooms compliment each other perfectly. Isn't it wonderful when things work out?
You see, this planter had been a source of frustration for quite some time. I had planted annuals in it for several years. Then I just left it bare. The cats used it as a bed. I was not satisfied. I wanted something there. A plant, not a cat. Something permanent. Something pretty. Something cheerful.
I bought 'Bright Lights' on a whim. But not only does it pair perfectly with 'Julia Child', it also compliments 'James Galway' (a light pink bloomer) and the 'Appleblossom' flower carpet roses that are just around the corner.
This planter is now a focal point that I love to see!
This is my 100th post! I'm linking this to Cottage Flora Thursdays.