Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Diary March 6/2012 - Plant combos Part 2

Certain plants complement one other whether it's by colour, texture, height or grouping. I love planning which of my plants would look best together or what I need to buy new to really get a fantastic grouping. The photo above is NOT from my garden ( I Wish!!) but was taken while on holiday in Boston. I believe it's the Boston Common. Gorgeous plant arrangements - loved it there.

Here's a combo from the 90's that was under my Linden tree: Weigela, Feather Reed grass Karl Forster, poppies, Artemesia 'Silver king', Sweet Cecily and Sedum 'Autumn Joy'.

My friend Liz has such a beautiful garden! Here she features pink astilbe, blue hosta, lime green hosta with ferns in the background.

On a garden tour, the owner had placed hydrangea, daisies, variegated sedum, heuchera and impatiens in front of a lovely climbing hydrangea.

While vacationing on Prince Edward Island (on Canada's East Coast), we stayed at the beautiful Inn at Spry Point. Their gardens were expansive and carefully maintained - here you can see lavatera, lilies, snapdragons and cosmos with allyssum spilling over the edges.

Beside my driveway, I planted a Saucer Magnolia tree, Stachys byzantina, a Slender Deutzia bush and bright pink geraniums.

In the backyard I have a bed that features a Weeping Norway Spruce, small blue hosta, feverfew, red nicotiana, lysimachia nummularia (Golden Creeping Jenny), Achillea 'Coronation Gold' and Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese Cross).

Gold in the shade! Yellow hosta, yellow daylilies and sedum.

Here's Liz's garden again: Different hostas, perennial geranium and Japanese Forest Grass
(Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola') Say that last one really fast :)

My backyard again: Hosta, feverfew, golden euonymus and juniper.

A great spring combo: Siberian Iris and Allium moly luteum

At Liz's: purple and lime green heuchera, columbines and a big blue hosta

Still at Liz's: the 2012 Perennial of the Year Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' along with hostas and heuchera.


Nadezda said...

Astrid, so nice photos!
I love the picture where colours're combined each other: pink astilbe, blue and lime green hosta.

Astrid said...

Thanks, Nadezda! I think we are all becoming impatient for warmer weather!

Alistair said...

Great looking combos, and I love your house. Hosta along with Astilbe I have always been fond of.

Astrid said...

Hi Alistair
I fear you may mistaken the gorgeous Inn at Spry Point on Prince Edward Island for my house! Don't I wish that it WAS my house but no. Glad you enjoyed the photos. I will post Combos Part 3 soon. In the meantime - it's finally warmed up and become sunny today so I'm headed outside to start the garden clean up.