Hi, Spring is here, and summer around the corner. Or at least it seems like it will be soon. It's been a crazy spring. That delay, just gives more time to get in the mood and figure out what I plan to do this summer. I want to share some of my ideas with you. So lets get started.
Also maybe this summer some of the the miniature Hollyhock and tall double Hollyhocks in shades of Pinks and white. I am not sure where yet, but it's have to be a rather sunny area..
We can see the same grouping in more detail as I give you a view looking back. I know Gertrude Jekyll says you need a little orange in the beginning of a stroll through a border in a flower garden. do you like it? I never would have thought to include it, it does seem to work with the yellow, and it works because of the yellow. I would never have thought to include it with all the pinks. All her other lilies are really lovely. I suspect some are Asiatic lilies. I've had those in the past, and they work for me.
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I really want to do something similar maybe matching colors with the Malva plant. Maybe not a white at all, but the pink one. I'm just not sure what the blue plant is for sure. I suspect campanula Blue Clips. Some times a camera photo can mislead you. In this case my photo shares it as blue more than lavender.
I think she has other Delphiniums coming later. I would have thought to have white, but you know I like it without the white, cause there is plenty of white on the siding of the house and fence.
You may not realize what other plants are included in more of the garden photo shots that I was careful not to include with this romantic cottage type of flowers with the foxgloves and and poppies.
Should I let you see those unexpected surprises of plants on the opposite side, further down the path as it heads downward to the somewhat shaded back yard?. Do you really want to know what I left out?
I can't seem to get this picture vertical, so we'll just have to deal with it, until I can turn it.] But see what I mean, the unexpected is that chocolate coral bell and the Astilbe. Evidently in Wisconsin, east side is shade enough for these. [We're always learning aren't we?] She also had shade from a tree in the neighbors yard to the east of this side garden.
Well now you can see what kind of decisions I plan on making. One among many.
What kind of decisions are you facing with your garden?