Today we’re in Zone 6, visiting Lynne’s backyard.
Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima, annual) makes low clouds of tiny white flowers. They can bloom all summer season lengthy so long as the climate doesn’t get too scorching, and even maintain blooming after the primary frosts of fall. Here they’re paired with a brilliantly coloured decorative grass that appears like Pennisetum ‘Fireworks’ (Zone 9–10 or as an annual).
This stunning combination of colourful foliage from annuals comes from two totally different colours of candy potato vines (Ipomoea batatas, Zone 9–11 or as an annual) backed up by some coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides, Zones 10–11 or as an annual).
Though candy potato vines are principally grown for the colourful foliage, their flowers aren’t dangerous both. These blooms make obvious their shut relationship to morning glories.
Coleus and ferns tackle additional magnificence as they glow whereas being backlit by the solar.