Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cool Summer Shades


This is the garden right outside my front door in SJC. It is a bit of a hodgepodge, but the color scheme is pretty consistent. Purple with lots of shades of green and a bit of gold thrown in for good measure. It has not been looking great this summer, but as the temperatures climb it is starting to bloom beautifully and the cool tones are a much appreciated view on these hot days. I have been considering removing the purple fountain grasses because they only look good part of the year, but they are such a lovely touch now with lots of movement, I am reconsidering. The reblooming iris, Frequent Violet, are all blooming in unison after a long rest and they are lovely. Not the fanciest iris out there, but their tendency to bloom at times when most iris are only a memory earn them lots of real estate throughout the gardens. I need to think long and hard about how to enhance this area in the fall, but for now I'm just enjoying the show!

7 comments:

marilyn said...

such a fabulous show!

FlowerLady said...

I love your purples and that fantastic sculpture.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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debsgarden said...

I like the cool blues and purples, especially this time of year! I love how they complement the sculpture so well.

RobinL said...

Your blues and purples are very cool and soothing in your garden, and I do love that sculpture!

Martin Neill said...

I think the grass sets the flowers off beautifully - don't do it!

sheds garages said...

Wow! they are really pretty. I love the share of the blooms. Lovely!