Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Garden companions

With the kitchen and bath under construction right now, it looks like you'll be getting a lot of garden posts.  The house is a mess, I can't even boil water (or get water to boil some of the time), and I'm escaping to my gardens when I can. They are starting to fill in quite nicely, and I have a lot of things blooming early.  I snapped a couple of shots of my favorite combos of the moment.

This yellow Columbine is one of my sweetest, most attention grabbing plants. 
 A bright chartreuse mass of Tansy and 'Husker Red' Penstemon make fine bedfellows.
My creeping stonecrop varieties are going crazy in these long sunny days.  Their bright shades of green provide a stunning backdrop for upright 'Black Jack' Sedum.
You may notice a color theme here. I've stuck to a rather tight palette in the front beds to keep things looking cohesive and complimentary to the house.  I have a bed in the back that satisfies my need for bright colors and cutting flowers.


  1. Ooh-thanks, Dawn-I took them in a rush.
    My photog skills must be getting better:)