Clematis 'Perle d'Azur', mandatory
Plants for planning a blue/white/green garden bed. "Blue" includes lavender-blue and purple. "White" includes silver. More than any other color combination, blue and white creates a mood (for me, anyway), of renewal, of cool, refreshing simplicity. Of purity.
Dutch Iris, oh yes.
Sweet peas, white and lavender-blue, of course
'Rozanne' with pristine white Leucanthemums
Lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh':
More clematis--'Polish Spirit'...
Verbena has become a new favorite. Here with silvery Ballota pseudodictamnus
Tritelia laxa 'Queen Fabiola'
Festuca glauca 'Elija Blue'--a different sort of blue altogether
Rhodanthemum hosmariense for its silvery foliage...
...and its winter/spring display of white flowers:
Lobelia erinus 'Crystal Palace':
Salvia 'Blue Hill'
Rose 'Iceberg', unquestionably!
Agapanthus! How could I forget Agapathus?
The trick will be sustaining the same color scheme throughout the year--in winter and spring, flowering plants, in the dry season, foliage like the Festuca and Agaves? Or, dramatically change it at some point, via plant selection, from blue and white in winter/spring, to something-else-and-white for summer and autumn? And where to place this blue and white theme? The hydrangeas are long-established on the east side of the house. Is that the likely spot? All questions for later. For now, at least a list is a start. And an inspiration--I feel refreshed already.