That's a brilliant thread. As a new(-ish) gardener i started buying the plants i saw in magazines but they didn't quite looked the same plonked in the garden... They should say right plant, right place, right neighbours. I now play musical plants, trying to find the best spots.
Sorry no pictures, it's raining!
I have rose Darcey Bussell (deep raspberry red) with a blue geranium
rose Gertrude Jekyll (mid pink) with very dark aquilegia. I'm also planning to move a dark blue delphinium nearby
rose crown princess margareta (soft orange) with clematis warsaw nike (deep purple) that's where the lighter blue delphinium is going to go... Argh, i hate the mixed colour seed packets!
There are also a few self seeded annuals that seem to have found perfect partners. I'll try to save my own seed mixes.
I really like your tulips Yviestevie. I have orange, purple and really dark for the borders near the house and purple, pink and cream further away. As there isn't much in flower that time of year, i like to have the garden really colour coordinated late winter and spring. I relax a little bit in summer... Only a little bit... i've been pulling out all orange californian poppies who dare grow at the back 😉. Cream ones only!