I do love my combinations... but what's "winning" about these is that I can use them for both Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-up! Since I'm late on both counts, these front yard garden pics are definitely a win in my book.
|Clearly, I am incapable of taking a straight picture in my front yard. Oops.|
Below, the view from the sidewalk:
|Oakleaf hydrangea blooms dominate here, but you can also see the first few amsonia blooms in the shade at left. |
I ADORE the bright spiky yucca leaves... the flowers will be a bonus.
A close-up of the penstemon, and the fat hens-and-chicks at its feet:
|Okay, you got me. I just wanted to show that stipa/nassella tenuissima again. |
(The beauty and gras of that grass just floors me.)
Another poorly disguised shot of the stipa--but, really I was trying to show the bright-hot green in the light blue sea kale leaves. These photos look a little burned out, but the colors really do look this bright in real life, so I didn't bother to correct them at all:
Shaded from the light, the burgundy eucomis leaves, peachy-wine heuchera leaves and brown carex buchanii add a calming, anchoring effect:
And that's all I've got for now. For more flowers, visit Carol's June 2013 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post. For more fantastic foliage, check out Pam's Potted Plants and Stripey Foliage post--and click through the comment links.
What else is blooming in the garden right now:
'Vodka' wax begonias, golden creeping jenny, salvia lyrata, 'Caradonna' salvia, verbena bonariensis, lonicera sempervirens, 'Zweiweltenkind' goatsbeard, mom's passalong pink lamium, 'Purple Dragon' lamium, red snapdragons