Monday, July 30, 2012

Salade Composee-luxe


My idea of luxe is the flesh of lamb's ear (stachys byzantina)
juxtaposed with lavender and a low-growing yew (not shown).
The combination of velvet bolstered by a fragrant bouquet 
and evergreen works well as an anchor and
is a pretty vignette of textures.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mid-Season Pick-Me-UP

Planted this little beauty late last year and forgot all about it...
but here it is today! Grateful for small miracles.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cosmos

This self-seeding annual is always welcome 
in my rambling garden. Its cheerful disposition is one reason 
but it also has a long slender silhouette that  
adds rhythm and movement.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Almost Tropical


Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus Syriacus)
Turn your back for a minute, (escaped the city for the weekend!) and the
Rose of Sharon explodes in an abundance of lush flower blossoms.
It comes as a bit of surprise every season.
The transformation is dramatic.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Landini Lily


Underwhelmed by the first bloom of this lily...
was hoping for the black-red colour as promised.
Unscented.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

One Tree at a Time



Re-forestation initiative with 
white pine and spruce seedlings and small shrubs.