Thursday, 18 June 2009

Leaf colour and texture - Melinda's garden

These textures and colours ZING!
Golden Hop (Humulus lupulus 'Aureus')
Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra 'Eva')I think...let me know, Melinda!
Feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutifolia 'Overdam')
...and something interestingly glaucous front right.
Melinda's a garden designer and a design tutor. She knows what she's doing. She opened her garden under the National Garden Scheme, Below, you can see her husband taking entry money, the blue of his shirt setting off the yellow Choysia (shrub) behind him, and the frosted lime green of feather grass (Stipa tenuisssima) in the path. Stipa self-sows freely, as does the Nigella, little specks of blue flowers in the foreground. She 'edits' what pops up each year (that was the term of another garden visitor). Another tip to store away for the future is the paint colour for the fence. It sets off the palette Melinda has chosen really well.

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