Today I decided that I would plant up a new bed in my own garden. Never mind the weeding, that’s boring. New plants are definitely the way to go when you’re feeling a bit down about the garden. So I shuffled off to Place for Plants, my favourite local nursery, dragging a friend along for the trip. I fully planned on hot summery colours – lots of daisies; rudbeckias, heleniums, maybe some red achilleas… lovely. I definitely wasn’t going to get a rose. Definitely.
And then I walked in and immediately saw Rosa ‘Tuscany Superb’ and fell in love. Then on the next table was Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ and I fell again. And I thought ‘they’ll never go together… will they?’ And they do. Here’s the haul:
The Agastache ‘Tangerine Dream’ ties it all together as it has both the orange and purplish colours in it. Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’ provides some weighty foliage in that gorgeous deep plum and, not shown in the pic are Fuchsia ‘Purple Mountain’ with purplish leaves and Echinacea ‘Sundowner’ which isn’t flowering yet. The colours are just wonderful together. Well, I think so anyway and it’s my garden so nur. And I think Christopher Lloyd would approve. Definitely. So if you want to disagree with a gardening titan like him, go ahead, dislike my colours. See if I care.
Hurrah! It makes me happy. Even though the rest of the garden is a shameful mess.