Cherry Ong not too long ago visited Seattle’s Pike Place Market, which is a well-known farmers market; nevertheless, she was targeted not on the contemporary produce on the market, however on the attractive plantings.
This backyard mattress with the Corten metal edging is positioned by the Market Pavilion and overlooks the water. The mattress is all the pieces you’d need in a summer time backyard—daring, spicy, and filled with coloration and vitality.
Enormous castor beans (Ricinus communis, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) dominate the planting right here with daring, darkish leaves and showy purple growing seeds.
Petunias (Petunia hybrids, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) are blooming amid candy potato vines (Ipomoea batatas, Zone 10–12 or as an annual. The darkish candy potato foliage makes the petunia flowers glow.
Noticed bee balm (Monarda punctata, Zones 4–9). Most bee balms are grown for his or her showy flowers, however on this species, the flowers are small and virtually unnoticeable in comparison with the massive, lovely, white-and-pink bracts that encompass them.
Although not technically petals, these brachts carry out the identical perform—attracting pollinators.
A cluster of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus, annual) not but in bloom nonetheless present nice magnificence due to their daring foliage.
Sensible gold candy potato vine and blue sea holly (Eryngium sp.)
An enormous patch of marigolds (Tagetes patula, annual) brings intense coloration to this mattress. Marigolds are among the many best and heaviest-flowering annuals you may develop.
This unimaginable hanging basket consists of candy potato vines in two colours and a few beautiful petunias.
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