Happy accidents are those plant combinations that appear in your garden without your direct planning. I've always felt that Mother Nature was a much better planner than I was and these are a few of the combinations I found (and remembered to photograph!) this year.
This is the native plumleaf azalea, Rhododendron prunifolium, with a very tenacious yellow passionvine, Passiflora lutea.
This is also the same azalea - it has a long bloom time - with Carolina lily, Lilium michauxii.
Here is that tenacious passionvine again, and this time it has wound itself fetchingly throughout Camphorweed, Pluchea camphorata.
Ferns are such beautiful plants - it is a shame they don't flower. But sometimes flowers will pop up nearby and adorn them, this is Ebony spleenwort fern (Asplenium platyneuron) with a Bushy aster (Symphyotrichum dumosum) just starting to open up.
Some of my favorite color combinations are blues and yellows. This is Blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) with one of the clumping goldenrods (Solidago sp).
And if you can get red in there too, it makes it all the more special! This is goldenrod again with Blazing Star (Liatris pilosa) and Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis).
I hope you find some happy accidents too. In the meantime, enjoy the colorful combinations now appearing on roadsides throughout Georgia.