|This combination includes Aeonium arboreum, Aeonium 'Kiwi', Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire' and Senecio vitalis. Although the Aeoniums and Senecio do bloom, this combination is based on foliage color alone.|
|The contrast of shape and texture is the principal source of interest in this combination too. It consists of Agave attenuata, Euphorbia 'Dean's Hybrid', which is just beginning to produce its chartreuse flowers, and trailing Lantana montevidensis.|
Most of my combinations are a crap shoot. I'm waiting and watching to see if this one comes together.
Some combinations are tied together by small elements.
|The small white and pink flowers of Erigeron karvinskianus neatly mimic the larger flowers of Gazania 'White Flame', which in turn echoes the colors of Coprosma repens 'Inferno' and Phormium 'Maori Queen'|
I'm currently working on a new combination in the backyard. It has a ways to go before it fills in but I already like how the foliage and flower colors reinforce one another.
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