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Friday, 7 November 2008

Amazing Lingering Colours

This first picture is not exactly over colorful but it is one determined Echinacea .."Virgin" is supposed to be one heck of a punching packing white cultivar. I am rather astonished at its tenacity as it is .. I just planted it late summer and in a hot dry area. It refuses to give up the hope it will bloom again still.
Next is a shockingly red perennial geranium .. I'm not totally sure of this cultivar .. but it has been in the garden for two years and I don't recall this RED colouring .. I guess it is trying to speak up for itself this year ?

I think the contrast of the gray/blue lavender with the red geranium is rather eye catching isn't it ?
Yes .. here I am again about this Golden Barberry .. but this heuchera .. I think Lime Ricky .. is another great contrast for those fantastic oranges of the barberry.
Especially playing off that dark green of the Campanula .. quite amazing.
But here is the strange touch. This is the sister Golden Barberry that has had no colour change like the other smaller one .. yes, a little at the bottom of the bush but not the whole BANG as the other. Still maybe the Walker's Low Nepeta told it to cool off and stay green with it ?
This is my Log Fern that just literally lays down after it thinks the season is done .. you can almost hear it snoring in fact. Mean while the Bergenia holds up the colours as best it can .. even the little Bunch Berry plant tries very hard.

YES ... I just had to include Golden Spirit smokebush one more time .. it is just so pretty : )

12 comments:

Karen said...

Love the fall colors! Funny about the log fern, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

greenman said...

Amazing colours!...

Anyone can admire a flower, but only a few are able to see the beauty of leaves!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello Greenman .. You are right .. flowers are easy to appreciate . that is true .. but I think a gardening soul is very capable of seeing all the assorted plant forms as beautiful on thier own. I'm sure you do as well !

Karen .. Thanks ! .. and yes, that fern makes me laugh every Autumn : )

garden girl said...

So much pretty color in your fall garden Joy!

GardenAuthor said...

Love this glimpse of autumn's waning color and your great combinations... I did something rather similar, yesterday. Nice to have tough plants and glorious displays, this late in the season. ~ Deb

Gail said...

Joy,

You are the queen of wonderful combos and vignettes!
Gail

perennialgardener said...

That barbery is fabulous Joy. I love my dwarf pygmy, it is coloring up nicely at the moment too. Isn't it odd how the sister is so plain in comparison? Plants are strange sometimes! You have a variety of great color combos going on right now in the garden.

nancybond said...

Such vivid colors! And I MUST get one of those geraniums -- what a spectacular color it is.

Patsi said...

Peach and lime are the most brilliant colors together!!
Just beautiful.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Patsi .. they are wonderful colours ro contrast with each other and even on their own they shine too don't they !

Nancy .. I will dig out that geranium tag and let you know what kind it is girl !

Hi PG .. it is strange to see the same two plants .. in close proximity behave so differently .. I love contrasts .. and since I don't have large gaden areas I can keep them quite close together so that really pops out : )

Gail .. You are too sweet ! .. and here I am thinking when can I get into my 2009 plant search mode ! ? .. that is when I fall out of sight because I am so knee deep in research .. ir is a lot of fun : )

Deb this year has been especially good .. I truly think because the rainfall has been more than normal for us ... I suppose we will be back in drought conditions yet again next season. For now I love the colours still !

Hi Linda .. I am one happy gardener to see so much variety and colour this year .. makes me HAPPY !

Anne said...

The heuchera and barberry combo is fantastic! Don't see that coral color very often...

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello anne .. these colours have surprised me this year .. I'm not sure if it is because they are more mature now or if all the conditions were just right !