I've decided three things this Spring:
- I'm going to plant more of what works
- I miss the smell of roses
- Mass plantings are always the way to go. Buy 3+ or go home.
So far I've added:
- 3 Chrysler Imperial rose - I'm a little worried about black spot but it's worth a shot. The red-purple blooms are huge, intensely fragrant and beautiful
- 4 Bush Germander 'Azure' - 2 in the back bed on the left, 3 in the middle of the back bed. They're uninteresting during most of the season, but the intense blue blooms in Winter and early Spring make up for it
- 3 more Salvia Leucantha - they're gorgeous in a mass planting, so that's what I'm going for
- 1 Colette Climbing Rose - it's a peachy pink and smells wonderful!
- More Aloe Striata pups - the existing plants keep producing pups, so I'll keep planting them!
- 4 dwarf Salvia Leucantha - I put them next to the other 3 in the center bed.
- 1 Buddleia Nanho Blue - for the center bed, to replace the Ellen's Blue that just didn't love me as much as I loved it.
- 2 Lonicera sempervirens, aka Honeysuckle vine - for the trellis that hides the AC unit
*Disclaimer: it doesn't look like this yet. I got this picture off the interweb.