Perennials with your roses
My rose garden is...well...already full with roses and I can't fit anymore...however there are slivers of spaces where I can fit some perennials and after concluding I can't fit any more roses, I've been playing with perennials. I'm purchasing more this weekend and noticed some beautiful Campanula "Champion Blue" Canterbury Bells today that I picked up just pretty much on a whim...not sure if it falls into the biennial classification or what, but I'll give it a shot since it's such an eye popping plant. I transplanted some Leucanthemum "Snowcap" and "Banana Cream" the other day as well as adding Liatris Spicata, Silene Pendula, and Dwarf Summer Blues Larkspur. I've already got some other perennials scattered around.
Slowly, I'm finding out the perennials are much more complex and more more varied than the roses, although the "blues" add a new complex to the rose garden. I'm adding more than a few this weekend...more than likely will vastly underestimate size and overplant an area, but it's "movable". :) What are you guys using as perennials in your rose garden and what are some of your personal or unique favorites?...pictures are always welcome.