Sunday, April 19, 2009

Who Knew?

I've never grown leptospermum (tea tree) in my gardens before. They are usually sold clipped into tight little lollipop trees around here, which do nothing for me. They are also a rather stiff plant. However I bought the charming little pink and white one for this flower bed because the colors were complimentary to the other flowers in the bed, like this osteospermum, 'Sheila'. At the time I didn't even realize what it was, I just liked the form and blooms and I was a bit surprised when I realized it was a tea tree. It will most likely get huge, but so far I am quite fond of it in this place.

6 comments:

Daffodil Planter said...

It looks charming. And are you unable to resist plants named 'Sheila' ? ;-)

cindee said...

I love the color! It looks very pretty with the osteospermum, 'Sheila'.(-:
I have never tried to grow a tea tree! I will have to look for one at the nursery!
CiNdEeS' GaRdEn

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi Sheila, I know these as a form of wax flowers that I use as fillers in floral arrangements..didn't know they were tea trees. That osteospermum is a wonderful (and unusual shade) flower, very pretty together.

Bren said...

This combination is wonderful - Sheila is a fabulous bloomer! Happy Spring from my garden in the Midwest.

em said...

what a terrific color combination! beautiful!

perennialgardener said...

You have a great eye for color combinations! Pretty!