Eschscholzia californica with Salvia farninacea behind. Oops, there is Echinacea -- but they have golden centers. That's one exception allowed. The second exception is the giant thorny rose bush at upper left. I am not about to dig out 'Carefree Delight' planted before the color palette was set. Mockingbirds scold when I come near. Pretend that you did not notice there are poppy pods at right. Yes, pink. Come fall, there will be pink Gulf Muhly grass too.
Here's the opposite view of 'Carefree Delight' -- blooming carefree amid thorns. This is one of those bushes that has dark green shiny leaves.
Do note that these roses have beautiful golden centers, too.
I pruned them to about a foot tall during the winter. They've come back after all the rain with a zealous intent to be heavy bloomers.
Just visible beyond the spiraea is 'Belinda's Dream' Roses. I did some deadheading there yesterday. This rose is truly a Dream, a beautiful pink.
I must confess that there are yellow daylilies and orange things like Gerbera Daisies and Kniphofia in the Upper Garden, but it mostly keeps to pink and shades of purple -- and summertime blue Hydrangeas which I am not going to put lime around to get pink.
I am encouraging white flowers in the back in the vicinity of the greenhouse. Easy enough with things like Philadelphus which are sure whites, but dangerous when one is a seed scatterer and seeds from white Gerberas throw back to pink and orange ancestors. I am about to plant a Gerbera Daisy that has not bloomed in an old rusty well bucket with some white Alyssum. We'll know the color of the daisy soon. Nearby is a white Echinacea that Susie grew from seed. It's all fun. Can you control your color schemes?