Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Accidental Planters...and More Pinks
Thanks to the generous volunteers around here this year, two old planters look pretty good in spite of my benign neglect. The dianthus carried over from last year, the heuchera just showed up, and the spirea also appeared from either layering or seeds? Maybe this is the secret to nice planters...let them hang around parts of the garden you like and see what pops up?
And meanwhile, the lively parade of flowers in shades of pink keeps marching on by. I am concerned this clematis trellis could topple over soon. The astilbe were much too brief, basically fried by last weeks heat wave. And the yarrow (alchillea) are nearly in bloom in a rainbow of colors--although the pink is often first to open.
Funny thing is, in the studio, I've been rediscovering my love of all shades teal and turquoise almost in spite of these pink gardens.