Follow up on the Succession Garden

I love doing succession gardens, that is a changing display of plants in the same space.  It is a wonderful way to make the most of a small space, and though my garden is far from small, I thought it would be fun to do in one area.

This bed is what we see every day and evening while we eat dinner and then watch TV.  I wanted to have a colorful, everchanging display.

So last year I put in a complete groundcover of a small Nepeta: Blue Wonder.  And I interplanted with Allium.   I also seeded with red Poppies, but got no germination.  Maybe bad seed, bad planting?  A disappointment,  but still.

This is how it looks now:Allium w. Nepeta 20170423_142911

As the season progresses there will be Echinacea.  Then Cleome.  And next year Red Poppies (never give up!) and Verbena bonariensis.

Keep looking.

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