Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday Vignette: I couldn't pick just one

I'm joining Anna of Flutter & Hum again this week in presenting a Wednesday Vignette, an image that's power is provided by the combination of its individual elements.  The problem is that I couldn't decide between two images that caught my fancy so, rather than choose, I'm sharing both.

The first one features plants in a bed just outside my home office window.  I love the mix of purple, silver and green elements.

This bed features Solanum xanti, Salvia 'Amistad', and Leucadendron 'Pisa'

More photos of the same area, as I couldn't stop at one


The second image is excerpted from my backyard border.  In early spring, I planted pink Eustoma grandiflorum from 6-packs to echo the pink in my Yucca 'Bright Star'.  Initially, I wasn't happy with it as the flowers of the Eustoma are very pale in color when they first open, which didn't create the effect I was seeking.  But the flowers deepen in color as they age.

I like the mix of soft and sharp in this image, as well as the color echo


Visit Anna at Flutter & Hum to find her Wednesday Vignette, as well as links to other bloggers' contributions.


All material © 2012-2015 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party

12 comments:

  1. I got a very late start this morning and spent the rest of the day outside, so I didn't even get around to a Wednesday Vignette post. I love your first vignette. Purple, silver, and green make a great combo. I came away from a nursery stop with a tray full of plants with just those colors and thought it was a shame they weren't destined for the same area. I'll have to find a place in the garden for that color scheme.

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    1. With the space you now have available, I'm sure you can make that happen, Evan. Purple and green makes a beautiful, peaceful combination and silver adds a touch of sparkle.

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  2. Double the joy - I love it! There is never a need to stop at just one, Kris! I too am crazy for blue/purple/silver combos, but I adore the Eustomas with the Yucca. I think I saw one of your bouquets involving that flower a while ago, and was immediately smitten. I don't know for sure, but I don't imagine they survive here. If they did, I'm sure we'd see them everywhere...

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    1. Even here, Anna, Eustoma (aka Lisianthus) is usually grown as an annual. It will bloom a second year but the blooms don't show the vigor they have in the first year and I haven't found the magic cocktail to keep it going with the same oomph.

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  3. Oh, the Eustoma with the Yucca 'Bright Star' is perfect! I love the dark center on the one closest to it.

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    1. As the flowers age, they open to show those dark centers. If I try the combination again, I need to stage my Eustoma to show that off to maximum advantage.

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  4. Wonderful collections of blooms, Kris :) Solanum xanti has clearly proven versatile in your garden! And I love that second vignette; it's so vibrant! I need to remember this theme now that some of my plants have grown together a little bit...

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  5. Both lovely but particularly taken with the first one!

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  6. Glad you didn't choose just one as I like them all, especially the last one!

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  7. What a great problem to have - too many lovely vignettes to choose from... I'm a sucker for Eustoma - particularly the blue form which is easy enough to grow here in Central Texas - some people disdain them for growing wild along roads. I find it admirable! Love the flower form and the color gradations on yours are especially striking. Go bell flowers!

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  8. Lovely scenes - I really like the cool blues of the salvias and solanum combo!

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  9. I particularly love your purple vignette. The Salvis is gorgeous. And Eustomas! How wonderful to be able to grow them.

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