Colorful Spring Combo

I love photographing great plant combinations. Those that I find most appealing feature harmonious color schemes or contrasting foliage textures. This spring planting by Atlanta gardener Ann Sheldon works on both counts, though it's clearly the color that catches your eye initially.

Planted in what is sometimes referred to as the "hell strip" between the sidewalk and street, where it could be enjoyed by neighbors out on their daily walks, this cheerful combination features Tulipa 'Menton', Phlox divaricata, Ornithogatum umbellatum, Papaver somiferum (foliage only) and Hosta.

Photo ©2007 Lee Anne White. All rights reserved. Design: Anne Sheldon.