The intent for Iochroma 'Purple Queen' was more nectar for hummingbirds. The Iochroma's intent is world domination. The unintentional effect has been to shade two windows, keeping the house just a little cooler in summer. That's...good.
The beautiful 'Cafe au Lait' Dahlia was intended to be admired from indoors as well as out. It is. Oh, how it is!
The intent behind planting that lavender just there was to hide the raised bed behind it. It worked!
The intent of moving the clematis was to give it better growing conditions.
End of May:
End of June--so far, so good...but..
The existing Clematis on the other side of the window isn't doing well. Now what?
The intent of planting the Lagerstroemia was to screen out the house across the street while being beautiful. The tree had other ideas. It's dying, poor once-beautiful baby. The intent for the Calothamnus trio to the left of the tree wasn't to screen out the house across the street, but they have. The intent was to buy the plants because they were cool. Huh. That worked out.
The intent here was another screen out of a neighboring house. It took several years, but Metrosideros 'Spring Fire' worked perfectly.
Same intent here, with Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tasman Ruffles' but not as successful. Yet.
Hope they intend to grow wider and denser.
No intent with Lobelia 'Queen Victoria' beyond growing something successfully that I failed at a long while ago. Plus, red flowers!
Intent was to grow a happy and beautiful Acacia 'Cousin Itt'. Failed. Now intent on digging it up and throwing it out and not trying again.
Intent was to have a red rose near an existing red rose out front. Then the intent was to dig the miserable blackened thing up and throw it out. Then intent was to give it one more chance, watch it die more, and have better reason to throw it out. The roses intent all along was to thrive and bloom in a one gallon pot, the sneaky thing.
Intent for the Euphorbia next to the sneaky rose was to plant it in the ground. I intend to do so.