Thursday, July 29, 2010

Reminders of autumn...

I had an area in the garden to develop this year, so I combined orange flowers of Ligularia, crocrosmia, helenium and gazanias with dark purple/bronze foliage of flaxes, ligularia, etc, plus russet grasses (and existing Magnolia garndiflora and Totara trees). Late summer and autumn had all this sizzling colour that was a great change from the rest of the garden. Great to do in gardens seen on their own, where it won't clash with other combinations. Also added strawberries (as groundcover) and hellebores. Chooks demolished the strawberries though! Best kept under cages - that's the chooks and strawberries!!

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