When Summer dwindles, ornemental grasses steal the show! This sunny and fairly dry flowerbed includes Miscanthus variegata (back left), M. Huron Sunrise, calamagrostis Karl Foerster, miscanthus Purpurescens with yucca, crocosmia, russiam sage, phloz, irises, butterfly weed, sedums, etc.
Harmony in green, chartreuse and purple: allium Christophii (front, center), Oriental Poppy Ruffled Patty (back) and Oriental Poppy Patty's Plum (right, in front of Berberis) strutt their stuff in mid Spring, while yucca Golden Sword, Cottinus Golden Spirit and sedum provide contrast and brightness.
Huge, long lasting and beautiful!!!! This red tulip has been coming back in my garden for years, still going strong. Given it's perennial nature, I suspect a Darwin hybrid, but the named red Darwin hybrids I bought were always slightly different. I wish I could identify it because I would order a lot more of those!!!!!