A Spring Day

Saturday was a much needed sunny day, finally after weeks of grey and damp; the garden positively zinged with freshness.

I think green comes into its own in Spring.  More than any time of the year it acts as not only a foil to the spring flowers but the emerging shoots and leaves have their own vibrancy.

I am particularly pleased with this combination of epimedium and drumstick primulas.  Orange and purple are complimentary colours, making each other sing.  This was a colour combination we saw used so well at the Ascot Spring Garden Show.

Ranunculus ‘Brazen Hussy’

Ranunculus ‘Brazen Hussy’ is a quiet major contributor to the garden, providing a soft glow under the shrubs.  I do like the mix of the yellow flowers and bronze foliage.

Finally, I will leave you with a quick project from this weekend.  I had some old bee solar garden lights which were no longer working so I removed the bees from the cabling and wired them to the trellis. I’m rather pleased with the effect.

 

 

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I wouldn’t have thought of putting orange and purple together in the garden (in fact, I barely have orange at all) but it really works well, as you say.

  2. That’s a great re-use of those bees!

  3. Ali says:

    I love that combination of epimedium and drumstick primulas! I am obsessed with purple and orange together – possibly my favourite colour combo, and you can vary the orange to apricot or brown and the purple to blue or magenta. Love it.

  4. I love these flowers!

    Much luck to you!

    -The Northern Garden

  5. tonytomeo says:

    Drumstick primula?! I have never seen those! They look like allium.

  6. Love the bee lights! And the epimediums with the primulas.

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