Combinations in the spring garden

A new flush of color has emerged in my mid-spring landscape. As I walked through the garden this evening, I noticed enjoyed two plant combinations in the driveway border – one a pleasant surprise, the other a planned marriage of color.

The Liberty snapdragons (Antirrhinum) from last summer’s garden remained evergreen throughout our mild winter and have exploded in bloom this past week. Against a background of ‘Red Prince’ Weigela, they are the highlight of the driveway border. Normally the Weigela blooms would be long gone before I plant summer annuals, so this combination was a pleasant surprise.

At the other end of this border, I just planted seven Geum ‘Red Dragon’ in and around a patch of catmint (Nepeta). The large red-orange blossoms on top of airy stems become an interwoven complement to the upright blue spikes of the catmint.

 

Published by

Christopher Tidrick

Be real. Love always. Share beauty. Lead well. Learn more.

One thought on “Combinations in the spring garden”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s