Posted: 02/06/2016 at 23:45
Last year most of my pots combination included mini petunias called 'Sunset' (I think) which were orangey - and as I had bought a few trays of them (on a very cheap offer) - I had orange all over the garden whereas I'd avoided it before.
This year, as of today, I don't have much in bloom just yet except for one little bed which I'm quite pleased with but still have to finish this year.
I like the fiery orange geum Prinses Juliana (or Julianne?) with the shiny red of the Centranthus Rubra (or Ruber?) - and the 2 heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' are bright light green at the time the Pieris 'Forest Flame' on the right side turned to it's very pale plumage. I like they way they've worked out so far. Bottom right are Centaurea (only couple of flowers yet) - but by the time the Pieris changes again to its summer darker green, the roses will be blooming and the colour scheme will change again. I think I've maybe posted the same pic on this forum related to having to be reminded what the Centrathus plants were called because I'd forgotten. So apologies if it's the same boring photo. There's not much else in bloom just now to show any 'combinations'. Behind the orange geum is a tall bamboo great wall. There's a obelisk back middle supporting rose 'Grace' which is various shades of yellow but a subtle yellow not bright. It's on the obelisk this year only because I forgot to prune it in the spring so it's tall and leggy for this year - but - this misfortune means the flowers will be high enough to stand out above the rest of the plants there. It still needs something though in the gaps at the front and left. There used to be scabiosa Beujolais Bonnets but I lost both plants in the winter. They were lovely.
Last edited: 03 June 2016 00:03:00