Garden ideas: intense color combinations

buttterfly weed, coleus, and petunias

Butterfly weed (asclepias tuberosa), Petunia ‘Hurrah Velvet’ and Coleus ‘Limelight’

coleus, zinnia, and mist flower

Zinnias, Coleus ‘Watermelon’ and Mint Flower (Conoclinium coelestinum), the world’s most adorable plant.

celosia and zinnia

Celosia ‘Tomato Red’ and Zinnia ‘Profusion Yellow’

bee balm and liatris

Monarda and Liatris again but this time it’s a shocking pink more densely planted.

Pretty, low maintenance perennial combinations

poppies and zinnias

Eschscholzia californica ‘Apricot Chiffon’ with Zinnias

All of these are low maintenance, drought tolerant, long blooming, and handle poor or clay soils just fine.

monarda daylilies liatris

Monarda (Bee Balm) with Liatris and Daylilies

echinacea, lyatris, achillea

Echinacea, Liatris, and Alchillea (Yarrow)