|Wide shot of the bed formerly occupied by the snorkel spa|
|Another view of the same bed|
The tree on the left, an Arbutus 'Marina', was in place when we moved in, as was the clump of Agapanthus on the right and the hedge behind. Everything else is a more recent introduction. After a brief flirtation with some other plants, I took my color cues from the Arbutus with its red trunk and its coral pink flowers. Here's a closer look at the present bed.
|The bed echoes some of the colors in the dry garden beyond|
Melianthus major, Leucadendron 'Jester' and Grevillea 'Ned Kelly' started the ball rolling.
|A current photo showing the chandelier-like flowers of Arbutus 'Marina' dangling above Melianthus major, mirroring the colors of Leucadendron 'Jester' below and Grevillea 'Ned Kelly' on the right|
|A broader view picks up the red of Pennisetum 'Fireworks', Lantana camara 'Irene' and Leucadendron 'Blush'|
Pennisetum 'Fireworks', Leucadendron salignum 'Blush', a yellow Anigozanthos and a host of smaller plants were later introductions. Most recently, I've added Agastache 'Kudos Mandarin', Leucadendron 'Jubilee Crown' and Leucospermum 'Royal Hawaiian Brandi'. I love each of these plants individually but it's their synthesis that makes them my favorite selection this month.
Visit Loree at danger garden to see the plants she and other gardeners are most excited about this month.
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