Monday, March 22, 2010
There is a saying in interior decorating that every room needs a touch of red. The same may hold true for the garden. A bit of red draws the eye and sets off other colors. Think of how red and purple vibrate. Or red and yellow jump. Just a touch of red. That was most likely what I had in mind when I planted this 'salvia elegans' in the SJC backyard. Somehow it has grown into the dominate color in this bed, overshadowing all the other purples, blues and grays. The other day I was sitting looking over the yard and had to wonder when I put in a "red" bed. It is in front of the window in the dining room and I know I was looking for fall colors to create a lovely autumn scene at Thanksgiving. Somehow I got Christmas instead!