Posted: 26/07/2016 at 15:35
your salvia will improve year on year. From next year you will be able to separate tubers and pot them on to make more plants.....just as you do with Dahlias. Or, take a risk and leave it planted over the winter and mulch it. It all depends how wet and cold your area/soil is
papi Jo, agree with you re the colour wheel etc. and some colours simply do not look good together. However a single colour or restricted colours deny access to plants we may really want. (I will often buy a plant and simply pot it on preferring to wait until the "perfect" association can be found) A single colour scheme...as already said re whites....can have one plant vying with another instead of complementing one another. Blues too together can have one plant making another look decidedly second rate.
In my mind, subconsciously now, I often plant in "triangles".........gives joined up pictures when a colour or shape is echoed in 3 or more points in tbe garden. Irrespective of size the eye picks up the unifying colours in the garden.
I do not like colours thrown into the mix, at random; too many colours are far from relaxing. They so indeed "clash" .
What we like...colours, flowers or foliage, shapes etc., often change as we get older. Many of us start off with annuals but then appreciate perennials that give us "improvement" and stature over time.