This year we decided to go with a slightly different color palette in the garden, focusing on a color I don't use very often, yellow, and its cousins. To complement the soft yellow of the striped petunia, we combined it with Black Beauty (and velvety) petunias and also coleus and lime sweet potato vines.
This pink Oriental lily is just beginning its show in the back.
As part of our eat-from-the-garden strategy, we are harvesting nasturtium flowers daily for the salad.
Is this not the most wonderful clump of rose blooms? It smells delicious, too.
And our variegated hypericum is just beginning to bloom. If you need a good ground cover that will hold the soil in place, try hypericum.
As I sit and write this at the kitchen table, I am also catching the soft lemony scent of the magnolia . Mmmm...