Blue Bench Border
Lower Terrace: Heptacodium miconioides in bloom behind the shed with the red foliage of Physocarpus opulifolious 'Summer Wine'
Close Up Of Indian Pot with Solanum quitoense and Coleus 'Compact Red'
Pots on Patio: Senecio petasitis, Torenia 'Summer Wave', Oxalis regnellii var. triangularis, and Begonia 'Marmaduke'
Lower Border Left Side: Cotinus 'Grace' Towers above the Rest
Lower Border Right Side: Salix purpurea 'Nana' shines with the red foliage of Euphorbia cotinafolia behind. Rubus thibetanus echoes the dwarf willow at the far end. The rich red bark of Acer griseum x 'Gingerbread' smolders.
The Upper Border
Coleus 'Compact Red' contrasts Chartreuse Foliage of Spirea bumalda 'Goldmound'
Cuphea 'Batface' and Gomphrena globosa 'Purple' and Hibiscus acetosella 'Maple Sugar'
Plectranthus 'Lemon Twist' in the foreground, Yellow foliage of Ligustrum sinense 'Variegata', Mina lobata vine, red Amaranthus hypochondriacus and teasel Dipsacus fullonum.
Upper Border with Verbena bonariensis in the foreground.
Boxwood frame the steps with Zinna 'Profusion Orange' to the left and Euphorbia myrsinites to the right.
One of the many pleasures of a mixed border is the annuals. Right now, they are full and luxuriant right before the first frost of autumn. Here in New Hampshire that will happen the first week of October. But right now, there is no weeding and little watering necessary as the temperatures drop. It is time to sit back and enjoy!