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