05 June 2011

cool colors

small snippets of time spent in the garden this weekend and i am finally making some headway. i have made the bold move to try to eradicate the oranges and most of the yellows in my perennial garden, leaving only pinks, violets, blues and whites. cool, soothing hues with no mid-summer riot of color. not certain i can bring myself to do it, but i sure am going to try.
rose-colored lupine - white chrysanthemum - purple iris

9 comments:

Graciegreen said...

Beautiful colors...I worked in my garden ,too. Very late blooming this year...but it is finally warming up.

Lynne said...

I am not a pink person but I love a cool colour garden and pink works so well.

Hot colours are kept well away from the house.

But, you know, my favourite is white - even at night the "colour" can still be seen! I wouldn't want an all white garden though.

Star said...

Sounds good to me! One color family, or the other, but mixing...(shudder). Thanks, as always, for your lovely pictures and thoughts.

Aurelia said...

I love the pretty pink flower! Not sure what it is but it's very nice and will look lovely :)

Nora said...

It's interesting that you should want that. I would be happy with any flower that would want to blossom. Good luck with your eradication. I hope it works out.

~she~ said...

Martha Stewart has an all white garden that is so beautiful!

I actually prefer the oranges and yellows!

Anne said...

My thoughts also, most of the herbaceous plants in my garden are blues, lavenders, white etc, but I've shot crocosmia all through them, so there are splashes of yellow, orange and deep red. It seems to work, for me at least.

CrazyCris said...

Your garden is lovelier with each passing post!

I wonder, living in New England, do you live near the sea by any chance? Would love to see shots of the Ocean in your part of the world! I'm organising a blogging marathon for World Oceans Day and gorgeous photos are always an good oceanic inspiration! ;o)

http://crazycrishereandthere.blogspot.com/2011/05/world-oceans-day-is-only-10-days-away.html

chris said...

i have tried the all-white garden (actually a section) but really missed the color. i thought i could make up for the lack of color with texture - but no. Aurelia, the pink flower is a lupine, native to this area and into canada. i'd love to have fields of them! Anne, i had to look up crocosmia as i've never heard of them. they're pretty! CrazyCris, the ocean is about two hours east of here. i wish i lived closer, tho! one of my favorite photos ever is of the ocean at sunrise. it's here!