Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday's Favorite Flower combinations #3

This will be my last post for 2013. I am selecting my favorite flower combinations for 2013 for today! Red roses are the dominant theme! I grow three different varieties each in a different shape and shade of red.
During the June Hudson Home and Garden tour, over 1000 visitors enjoyed the roses and the combinations of flowers shown here at their peak.

The red climbing rose is variety "Blaze". The bush roses are a Carpet rose variety.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The vegetable garden fence

The pictures that I am sharing today are showing our biggest garden project for 2013: the vegetable garden fence. We had been growing vegetables since the first year we moved on this property 14 years ago. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday's Favorite Flowers combinations #2

There is a moment in my garden when delphiniums, white and red roses, lupines, allium, yellow corydalis and sage are all in bloom in June. Depending on how I position the camera , I get a mix of all of the above and can't decide which one is my favorite!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Purple in our garden

Royalty, wealth, magic and mystery are some of the meanings of color purple according to the various sites I visited! Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red.
There are many kinds of purple flowers in our garden. Some flowers are light  purple as mauve, lilac and lavender. Some are more blue or indigo and some are deep reddish purple almost burgundy. I will separate  the grape purple and show it with the burgundy posting.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday's Favorite Flower combinations #1

Here is your Monday morning jolt a color:

The magnificent Crocosmia "Lucifer" (z.5-9) with Daisies or Leucanthemum vulgare (z.3-8)