This bed was supposed to be mainly red and yellow. Somehow, it had been taken over by pink. So, I pulled out all the pink and put in different plants. Now it's red and yellow. Just like it's supposed to be.
Well, actually, it's red and yellow - and purple, too! Red, yellow and purple flowers all together may sound horrible to some people, but I just love it! Somehow, I think the addition of purple compliments the red and yellow combination. I guess purple is close enough to blue (in plants, at least) to give it a primary color scheme.
Red and yellow flowers include Hot Lips sage, Home Run rose, and yellow cannas.
Even the cannas have a touch of red on them.
|Mystic Spires in back
For purple, I have some May Night salvias, a Mystic Spires salvia in back, and even added a purple(ish) ice plant.
The sweet purple flowers in front are angelonias.
|Angelonia with salvia
They bloomed all spring and summer, too. They are such sweet plants, but unfortunately, they are annuals here.
And the white?
The beautiful peacock orchids. Unfortunately, I don't think they will return next year, either. But I'm enjoying them while I can.
So, a few more changes will need to be made. Still, I'm so glad I made the changes that I did. To me, it looks 100% better. Red and yellow - and purple, too! Who knew!?
I'm joining Helen at The Patient Gardener for End of Month View.