for lack of a more creative name. It's one of my favorites this year but I think only to me for no one who walks past it, ever comments on it. Maybe the plant/color combinations are not universally appealing? Who knows? I'll let you decide for yourself. Here's an angle from the "front" of the container:
The "ingredients" include Lantana 'lemonade,' 'Black and blue' Salvia, Lime licorce plant, Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie,' & purple heart (tradescantia pallida). The latter can best be seen from the "back" side:
There are also two succulents buried underneath the rampant growth of the annuals. I have been stuck by the larger of them on numerous occasions, forgetting myself that they are there.
The original "star" of the container was to be Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie:'
Isn't she lovely? I love her dark purple stems which is why I added the purple heart. I thought they would compliment each other well.
As the container has matured, I now think it's a toss up as to which plant takes center stage. The 'Black and Blue' Salvia and Lantana 'lemonade' combo is equally stunning:
Who gets your vote??
Wait, there are some garden visitors who find this container attractive ~ the hummingbirds!
Whew. My design skills are breathing a sigh of relief...