The monarda and daisies cooperated enthusiastically, but the delphinium either died or grew to a height of 18 inches instead of the 48 promised on the plant tag. Last summer I decided to try something else, and planted a blue buddlia, also known as butterfly bush or summer lilac.
The flowers have a bit more purple than I’d like (there’s one hovering over the topmost daisy) and there aren’t as many as I expected, but I’m hoping by this time next year I’ll have the effect I’m looking for.
And the really cool thing is, by taking the photo from the other end of the driveway, it’ll work for Bastille Day, too.
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