After I failed to create the Red Bed I'd envisioned, it evolved into a more or less hybrid between a butterfly garden and a tropical plant plot.
Helen Yoest describes her Red Bed, which is a bed between her gardens and her neighbor's immaculate lawn, as a composite of not only red foliage and flowers, but red berries, fruit, stems, pods and fall color. "There is also a slash of yellow, purple and orange."
I'd already added those last colors, in the form of tropicals like Pride of Barbados, Tecoma stans and Castor Bean. From her list, I added to my roster Dogwood for red berries and Society Garlic, of which I have a two gallon bucket of starts. I was thinking to add a bottlebrush (callistemon rigidus) as well, from her list, but further research indicates that bottlebrush are allelopathic. Okay, Dogwood and Society Garlic.
Dogwood has not only red berries in winter, but red leaves hung on forever this fall on some of my smaller seedlings. I have just the one to move to the Red Bed. Dogwood branches grow in beautiful horizontal layers in part shade; this bed is in full sun. The tree will still be beautiful, like the one in my picture.