The Island Bed has lots of colourful treasures which flower through winter into spring. I particularly enjoy this plant pairing - a large patch of Hellebores, nestling in behind a frothy purple-flowering shrub, name unknown.
Purple Mint Bush
I suspect the shrub is an Australian. It's very flowery right at the beginning of spring, and needs to be trimmed after flowering.
Spring in the Island Bed
I planted just a few Hellebore plants here in the Island Bed here when we first came to Mooseys. It's the perfect place, and they've formed quite a colony. Their creamy-white flowers lighten up the winter months.
Many of my tulips have ended up being planted in the Island Bed, for better or for worse. They are not often replaced - one year you see them, the next year you don't.
Original photographs show huge numbers of bright reds - sadly they've decreased in number. I've introduced clumps of different colours throughout the years, planting them on the edge where I can see them from the house. But then I forget...
Please Plant More Red Tulips...
Tulips are to be treasured for their bright flashes of spring colour. Perhaps next year I'll plant more of the beautiful basic reds.