Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thanks For Noticing


One of the nice things about having actual gardeners over to visit the garden is that they are far more likely to notice sweet little vignettes like this one amongst the palms and ferns in a shady corner by the backside of the front walk. I love it for the color echos of the hellebore and the heuchera as well as the demure brunnera 'Jack Frost' and variegated dianella. Most people would look right past this at the showy clematis and roses on the opposite side of the walk, but a few took notice during the tour on Friday and to those people I say - thanks for noticing!

6 comments:

Amy said...

That is a very pretty combination! Since I have been gardening, I am much more aware of the world around me. I notice and appreciate more. Also, thanks for noticing my blog. :)

pamsenglishgarden said...

Such a charming vignette. I love visiting gardens to get ideas for combinations like this. I am happy your garden tour went well.

Northern Shade said...

It's an attractive combination, both for the flowers and the foliage. The silver and green leaves behind nicely set off the berry coloured Helleborus flower and Heuchera leaves.

nancybond said...

No wonder they noticed that beautiful combination -- I plan to use a lot more foliage in my plantings this season. I'm in love with Heucheras!

Sylvana said...

Non-gardeners often overlook the foliage. I think it is a natural evolution of a gardener to start designing with flowers (mre about color), then move to the foliage (more about texture).

I love how the helleborus flower lifts up the color in the heurchera.

tina said...

Well said. Your combination is most sweet.