I like display gardens, for one thing it will give you ideas for great pairings.
How about a spiral of perennial plants in a circular garden?
This was Creeping Yellow Moneywort and a low growing Sedum. I should have taken the photo from a different direction…but it is still a cool looking garden. I wanted to sing “Follow the yellow brick road !”
How about a checkerboard..
This is Irish Moss and Scotch Moss planted in a checkerboard pattern. The big grass in the middle was strange..King Tut Grass with Parsley all the way around it. Sometimes all green works..and in this case I thought is was a very calm cool garden.
This one was very pretty. The outside circle is Creeping Yellow Moneywort ( a Perennial), the blue is Verbena and then a tall blue Ageratum, the taller yellow is a new Coleus and a Gold Elderberry is in the center.
I took Saturday off as a comp day. The Grand boys and their dogs were here while their parents were on the west coast for a few days. We went up north to a carving show, we were both disappointed..not much new for carving but there was lots of fru fru other crafts that you see all over in the summer.
We had a late lunch/early supper with all the grand's and then headed back to take the boys home. They were both happy to be in their own home, it worked out well..a few days with us and a day out and about and a day at home.
On the way home on Sunday, Far Guy and I stopped at the display gardens at Bergeson Nursery near Fertile Minnesota. They display annuals and perennials so well, it was a pleasure to tour their gardens. There were a few clouds in the sky, I would have liked more clouds for really good photos...It was about 90 degrees yesterday.
Bergeson’s is a very friendly place. They have updates on their gardens and what is planted where..and “You are welcome to view the gardens anytime. Feel free to use the restroom after hours or to put money for pop or ice cream in the little basket on the counter.” Now that is Minnesota nice and friendly:)