Monday, July 20, 2015

Orange and Purple Garden Mid-winter

At home, the colourful perennial garden  of summer and autumn has given way to the main structural planting - Buxus balls, Dietes, and the front edge of Liriope and Primula, with young Camellia behind. The balls are only just starting to get big enough to have a visual presence. And thankfully the Liriope has filled out to give a hint of an edge line. June and July are the dullest months in the garden, so these structural elements are really important to avoid a dull and flat perennial garden.

Part of what I love about this garden, is the extreme contrast between the vibrant, bold flower colours of autumn, then this quiet period of green. Small bulbs will start flowering soon - daffodils, tulips and crocus.

This is it in full bloom, below!!

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