Get inspired by this lovely garden retreat to create yours! Easy to grow and low care, the plants selected offer a soft harmony of pink and tan shades that are soothing to the eye. They include elegant, soft pink Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower), the contrasting bright pom-pom flowerheads of Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower), mop-headed pink Bee Balm (Monarda), fuzzy caterpillar-like pink flowers of Sanguisorba obtusa (Japanese Burnet) and those of Pennisetum orientale (Oriental Fountain Grass) which sway in the wind and give movement to the overall planting. Finally, adding architectural height and beautifully complementing this planting are the majestic Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed) and the unique Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora).
Complement these selections with a water element, such as a small fountain, to also enjoy the soothing sight and sound of water. Add a couple of chairs, sit and relax!
Fairly easy to replicate, long-lasting and low maintenance, this summer border will gracefully extend its charm into fall and even into winter when the tall and elegant silhouettes of Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora) will continue to make a statement under frost or snow. Most of these plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant and excellent as cut flowers!