Carved posts are accented by lobelia, sweet alyssum, and red ivy geraniums; columns of scarlet cardinal climber trained up tomato cages grow in the center.
Charles Mann

Ten lovely flower choices 


The following flowers are annuals or tender perennials grown as annuals, unless noted.

African daisy (Arctotis hybrids). Creamy apricot and yellow.

Bachelor's button (Centaurea cyanus). Blue. Self-sowing.

California poppy (Eschscholzia californica). Orange. Self-sowing.

Common heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens). Fragrant purple flower clusters.

Cosmos. Pink and white.

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'. Perennial.

Larkspur (Consolida ajacis). Blue.

Pelargonium. Crimson.

Perennial blue flax (Linum perenne).

Petunia. Lavender, burgundy, pink.

Portulaca. Creamy yellow and peach.

Snapdragon. Pink.

Sweet alyssum. Fragrant white flower clusters.

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