Yes, yes, it's pretty enough. And the butterflies love it.
Oh, how the butterflies love it!
But, there was a problem. Each time I would pass by, it would catch my eye. And I knew something was wrong. Was it the penstemon? Or was it me?
What was the problem with my penstemon?
|Penstemon 'Elfin Pink'|
I had been wondering if I should just dig up this penstemon, but actually, what I need to do is the exact opposite. I need to plant more.
What was I thinking? One of the first rules of garden design (for non-accent plantings) is to plant in masses, or drifts. I have just proved to myself why that's important. Usually, the larger the bed, the larger the grouping should be, and the smaller the plant, more are required to make a visual impact. This area will look wonderful with another five or six penstemons. That will make a nice grouping. And the butterflies will appreciate having more of them, too.
Then there won't be a problem with my penstemon anymore.