Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Garden fanfare in purples and reds…

Oh, wow, do I love red and purple in the garden!!!  As always, it is very difficult NOT to love the late May / early June garden… 

Petunias and ornamental allium:

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Faithful heucherella, blooming and blooming (I believe it blooms so heavily because it’s sterile, but doesn’t know that, so it TRIES very vigourously to reproduce).

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Overwintered banana showing sad old indoor leaves plus one new vigourous, red-streaked leaf:

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Purple columbine:

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And this obscenely large “Kong” coleus… I usually resist these giant specimens, but couldn’t help myself – this was just such a huge, refreshing splash of red.

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Meanwhile, in the backyard, if you look very closely, there are the same alliums and columbine, with a couple of straggling tulips (the backyard is a cool, dark microclimate, so the same flowers are sometimes a week or so behind the front yard).

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Happy Purple June, everybody!!!

2 comments:

  1. Nice! I love aliums... they look as if they were transplanted from a Dr. Seuss book.

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