Colour Bundles

Take the time for a garden walk about.  Spoil your senses: take a deep breath of alyssum, sample a leaf of mint, sprig of parsley or a sweet berry, be soothed by the breeze rustling the grasses, and delight in the blooms and foliage in lush display.  During my indulgent walk about, I take note of pleasing plant combinations, or ‘colour bundles’ as I sometimes call them.   A simple red begonia sets off rust and green coleus. Blanket flower and rose campion are a 'hot' mix.  Creamy white hydrangea is the perfect backdrop to mauve spikes of flowering hosta.  Brunnera, bugle weed and bleeding heart encircle smooth pink granite.  Plumes of astilbe complement the purple-green bronze of chocolate boneset.  Coral bells in palace purple, silky elephant ears, Japanese grass and weigela mix colour and texture to lovely effect.  The artful painted fern draws together two coral bells.  Two geraniums mingle their happy faces.  Yellow loosestrife and bee balm surround a bright birdhouse.  There is much thought and work in creating these pockets of beauty, we have to be sure to take the time to relish their show!

Posted on July 19, 2014 and filed under Inspiration, Perennials, Guidance.