Sunday, July 13, 2008

Soft Impatiens

I don't know about other places, but impatiens are used everywhere around here and they self-seed even when not intentionally planted. I have tried to keep my use limited to the white variety, although some bright red, pink and orange ones keep coming up where they have been planted by the previous owners. That is up until now. The new soft yellow ones have captured my attention and I have put them in under some green agaves and so far I am impressed by their muted understatement.

1 comment:

lostlandscape said...

I agree with you about how soft and beautiful this color is. I have a lot of white in my garden and am beginning to realize how harsh even white can be.

I've grown a couple impatiens species from seed that looked nothing like the modern hybrids. I bet there are more interesting impatiens on the horizon...