Ours turned out a little bit British, with a touch of Motown style. Not so proper and slightly unruly--yet full of movement and energy.
When looking for flowers which "pop" in the landscape the surprising choice with the maximum visual impact is white. The starker the better, the plants must be situated as a group, or the effect's weakened. Unabridged, white flowers reflect more light than their colorful counterparts. Like blinding snow in the winter, sunlight bounces off bleached blossoms like no other.
The first to come and the last to leave (like my family at parties,) tiny snowcaps cause a heart weary with winter to quicken.
Frilly bloodroot wave goodbye to autumn.
White blooms appear in sun or shade. Brilliant Shasta Daisies reach for the sun atop sturdy stems. Requiring little care, these reliables are heavily disease resistant, and last for several weeks. Cutting back select spent blooms prolongs the wave of blossoms.
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Yellow Flowers -- Blooming Sunshine
Turtlehead and Other Fall Blooming Flowers
Vintage Gardens -- Spider Plants and Fancy Pants