The Melianthus major, whose cool blue foliage probably would've done the trick, is too short to be seen from the street.
Maybe replace the Drosanthemum micans with something with blue flowers?
Note to self: cutting back the Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' in late May made it look terrible for a couple of weeks but now it's recovered nicely and it's blooming like normal but with a more compact shape. Do this again next year, harder.
This might be a good choice for replacing the Drosanthemum and cooling off the orange cannas.
Or maybe Salvia 'Black and Blue'?
It looks like the Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgandy' that I got for $2 at Viscaya's end-of-the-season closeout last fall is going to bloom. Don't miss that event this year.
Note to self: all the heartache and worrying over how to get your hands on Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' was totally worth it. Those floating eyebrows are gorgeous.
I mean, come on.
Pay attention to deadheading. The lewisia has been blooming for months because you've been diligent about snapping off the spent blooms, something you can do without shears.
Plant more annuals and biennials. They inevitably become your favorite plants and it's fun to have your neighbors ask you what "the Dr. Seuss plant" is (Verbascum 'Arctic Snow').
Stake the milkweed next year. These fell over badly and you couldn't seem the blooms from the sidewalk.
The neighbors shouldn't have to bushwhack to see these awesome milkweed pods. And maybe you'd see Monarch butterflies if you made them more apparent.
Ditto the area behind the rain garden. It's an amorphous blob of ratty green.
Thank Alison for forever burning the name "Hen and Dicks" into your brain.
More pots. They are like jewelry for the garden.
Plant more of these Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'. They bridge orange and pink so nicely and they are compact and very upright.
Can someone remind me to read this post in the fall? Pretty please?