This is a perfect balance between blooms and foliage. It's not overpowering, but still eyecatching. I like it because it has endured an awful summer with drought. Pictured: Purple verbana, Silver Lamb's Ear, Silver Dusty Miller (Artemesia), Yellow lantana (not in bloom), Rudbeckia (daisy), and a tall Blue Salvia in the background. Photo from a church on Montrose Blvd.
Zinnia linearis, Gomphrena (tiny purple globes), Sun-loving Coleus, Caladiums, Salvia, Rudbeckia, and white Angelonia. All can take full sun.
A little space between plants gives a cottage garden feel to these Rudbeckias (yellow) and lavender Obedient plants.
A rock or two adds interest to a mix of Zinnia, Vinca, Cuphea, and a lavender-flowered bush I don't recognize.
European fan palm, roses, loripetalum and a grasslike foliage plant gives a different look.
Another beautiful, mixed planting
Coneflower, angelonia, zinnias, and a dwarf hibiscus are fabulous together.
Zinnia linnearus with lime green Sweet potato vines are an unusual mix, but seem to work together.
Well, that's it for general impressions. Scroll down for Part 2 and a list of my 3 favorite nurseries in town.
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