Design principles 101


Rule # 429- Don't plant your Eryingium in your Echinops...

Or like in this painting... mix it with Cardoon to really confuse me.

Not that I don't like them all together, just like, not in the same hole... a little fluff (like Chocolate Eupatorium!) in between, please...
I actually had a spiky garden when we lived in Bucktown many moons ago, it had Echinops, Eryingium and Cardoon (with resonable fillers like Agastache 'blue fortune' and Calamintha variegata) and I edged it in a milion blue wine bottles stuck upside down in the ground. Lovely when the sun hit it. That was when Dan sold wine- I don't remember much else about that summer...