среда, 30 декабря 2015 г.

Blue and Orange

Blue and Orange
Blue and Orange

The formal beds looking from the front door
The formal beds looking from the front door

Clipped box and Perovskia
Clipped box and Perovskia

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Clipped box and Perovskia
Clipped box, Lavender and Perovskia

Perovskia
Perovskia

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Perovskia with the brilliant orange of pomegranate flowers
Perovskia with the brilliant orange of pomegranate flowers in the back ground

Perovskia with Stipa tenuissima in the foreground
Perovskia with Stipa tenuissima in the foreground

This is joined by newly opening Agapanthus. Sadly I think all the agapanthus I bought last autumn at the plant fair in Courson need more time to reach flowering size, but we’ll see some may flower later. The Agapanthus in the Left Hand Border were part of the very first planting in the garden in Spring 2007. I planted 5, and in subsequent years there has been an increase in the number of flower spikes. Most winters the foliage is very damamged by the cold and I always think they will die. This last winter, although a long winter did not have very low temperatures and the foliage entered spring looking very healthy and I was full of hope that there would be a huge number of flowers this year. But no! there are FIVE flowers again – who knows why, I certainly can’t think why there should be less flowers this year.


Agapanthus
Agapanthus

Agapanthus
Agapanthus

The view from my kitchen window in the evening is the orange Hemerocallis positively glowing behind the mass of Perovskia in the sunset.


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evening light catches orange hemerocallis and makes it glow
evening light catches orange hemerocallis and makes it glow

Tall Hemerocallis
Tall Hemerocallis

Perovskia with Achillea
Perovskia with Achillea

Red Hot Pokers, Kniphofia planted with Nepeta, not really visible in this image
Red Hot Pokers, Kniphofia planted with Nepeta, not really visible in this image

Above the upper slope path, the kniphofia are hidden within the bed, I will move an ornamental pomegranate that isn’t actually very ornamental in the autumn to open up the border.


Orange trumpet vine, Hemerocallis and blue foliage of Euphorbia
Orange trumpet vine, Hemerocallis and blue foliage of Euphorbia

Above the back border.


Original article and pictures take https://myhesperidesgarden.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/blue-and-orange/ site


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