All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.
Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.
Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!
A lot of the best plant combinations in my yard have occurred without my conscious intervention.
Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.
Now that we have had our first frosts in the Midwest, I am thinking about what to plant next year.
In my Midwestern garden amsonia's yellow foliage (not shown in this picture) is a welcome accent in the late autumn landscape.
Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.
Eupatorium coelestinum is a perennial plant with fluffy blue flower heads.
The stems, flowers, and leaves of all species of monkshood are poisonous.