This spring we were asked to design a smaller lower section of a garden. It would be temporary as we are working on the larger part of the garden this year just laying the foundation. Next year fountain, pots and more flowers intruding on this area. This year the client asked us to remove the existing plants, put in something flowering in purples, whites and lavenders keeping in mind that it must be low maintenance as the client travels more than he is home.
Since it was temporary we did not have to worry about annual vs perennial. Wanting to make the most of the small plot I chose Buddleia for the main flower, easy to grow, attracts butterflies and it did, can manage well without pruning, mixed them with plumbago, offering another blue, mint and basil for color and fragrance, white Euphorbia for added movement, it moves in the slightest wind.
When we first planted the plants were small and very individual in the garden. As the summer went on the flowers grew, the blossoms started to mix with one another bringing your eye to each plant and back, the butterflies continued to come, the breeze brought the fragrance of mint and basil and as summer has ended, harvest time has passed, this garden, like many, has not gotten as much attention as it did earlier in the season. As the herbs went to flower the garden took on another look with the white going into purple blossoms of the basil and mint flowers began to intertwine with the plumbago and Buddleia blossoms. Despite some neglect still looks great in its current state.
Enjoy the last few weeks of your gardens~