13 June 2006


It occurs to me as the garden starts to come together that the color scheme is perhaps a little too hot to be tasteful. Especially because of the inherited camellias (pink) and bougainvillea (purple), which interfere with the perfectly reasonable red and white plan. The plan, anyway, is falling apart as things start to flower and the variously alleged scarlets and crimsons turn out pink or orange, as in the case of this monkeyflower. Which, yes, I had to have for the name, but the flowers are very cool, nothwithstanding their orangeness. And it works well sandwiched in with the Leonotis and the marmelade bush We just put in....

Ok, I admit the "plan" had become orange-y-red and white. Still hypothetically acceptable without the pinks and purples that we can't get rid of for various reasons. I'll just have to live with it.


Anonymous kk said...

Your June tableau looks quite lovely, even if it is not purely red white and green. Perhaps because it it not purely red white and green.

6/14/2006 1:04 PM  

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