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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Changing taste in the Garden

I don't have much variety with my own peonies, and last year I was not happy with the color I do have, but this year they seem to fit in so much better.




 It's amazing how our taste changes.

Last year I was ready to tear out everything yellow or red, especially if they were growing together.  Now I am so delighted with my ladies mantle and my dark red sweet willium.

9 comments:

  1. When I was studying floral design, we learned that chartreuse, like your ladies mantle, intensifies any colour it is placed with, and it is a good like with 2 or 3 other colours, brings them together. I love the jolt of darker colours in your border.

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  2. Your peony look great. Here they are just starting to bloom, mostly red and pink plants. They seem to be much better than the past few years, maybe it is the weather we have had. Posted one a few days back on my Blog. More to come. Your plants look to be doing very well. Jack

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  3. They look beautiful. I love the dark red with the touch of yellow, and your peonies are gorgeous with the purple clematis! Glad you didn't rip anything out!

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  4. Beautiful pics. I love Lady's Mantle, I have loads of it in my garden.

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  5. Stunning! I can't wait for my first Peony to bloom. I will be over the moon if its half as pretty as yours!

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  6. Amazing colors which we dont have here! I will give it a 5 because it is the highest points in picks. haha!

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  7. Ditto to what Deborah said. I teach paper arts and a class on the color wheel and choosing colors. Your selections are right on target and look great together! And I adore that peony!

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  8. I have to agree. I really am happy with the colors now. I guess last year their were just to few to get a good idea of what the overall picture would be. Thanks for the encouraging comments.

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