Posted: 19/06/2012 at 02:08
Hi Berghill. I think I've spotted a Blazing Sunset in someone else's garden. It's very striking. However, I went a bit mad with 'reds' of all kinds last year and decided to tone things down this year - hence the subtle 'Leonard's Variety' and 'Lemon Drops'. BUT - I weakened with a couple of Prinses Julianna - bright sharp orange. In the Spring they looked good surrounded by bluebells but now the bluebells are gone it's pretty bare around them. So I have Cornflower seedlings growing around them now and am trying to build up a collection of Geranium 'Wargrave Pink' to also put amongst them. .Maybe sounds a bid of a sickly colour choice, but in the early evening sunlight they look lovely. When I bought the 'orange' - don't know what the proper name is, wasn't on the pot - I was told because of the bright colour that they are difficult to place - and can understand that as they surely are BRIGHT from a great distance!
The camera has a difficult time taking the true colour - but this is pretty much it. Tempting to wear sunglasses around them. But glad I got them. They brightened up things in the Spring and have their place now.
My favourites were the 'Lemon Drops'. You hardly noticed them on a dull day but when late afternoon sun hit them - they were magical. Like little yellow fairy lights not of this world.
Think I've breathed in too much of the calcified seaweed mulch today! Getting all poetic over the plants.