I've grown Ligularia 'Britte Marie Crawford' for years. A tall perennial, the deep purple leaves are almost a foot across and combine wonderfully with Euphorbia polychroma's acid yellow blooms in the spring. But every August the plant shoots up the most intense cadmium yellow flowers, flowers I haven't quite known what to do with until now: Cut them out of the border!
Given the Ligularia's saturation, the depth of the yellow, I decided to use dark green fig leaves as a base and rich orange zinnias for balance. Bronze fennel shares the richness of August yellows and the bright green tomatoes just called to be included. Adore working with fruits!