In early spring my garden sports mostly pink and white with splashes of pale yellow and lilac. It's a color scheme driven by the happy accident of a fuchsia and white crabapple. No special horticultural magic here, I suspect it was originally all white and the previous owners missed a seedling or offshoot and viola! Ok, there's actually four trunks but it looks like one, doesn't it?
All goes as planned until around the 4th of July when the volunteers and chameleon perennials insist on invading my pretty pink pastels with a riot of purple and orangey yellow. Now I realize these are the colors that butterflies are attracted to and don't want to jeopardize their visits, so it's really ok. Actually I'd be more than happy to oblige them with their own special patch behind the garage, if I could see through walls. What surprises me is that no matter how many pink, or white flowering plants I add to my garden I can count on at least half of them eventually blooming in purple or yellow.