Monday, May 24, 2010

Crisp Colors

If I had only a small garden it would undoubtedly be focused on soft, romantic colors and loose, flowing plants. However because I have a large garden with lots of different areas, I can indulge in many different moods and combinations, like this crisp light and dark one in the backyard of SJC. The 'Iceberg' roses were here when I moved in, but one of the first things I did was to skirt them with one of my favorite plants, 'Dark Knight' heliotrope. The heliotrope does well here with just the right amount of light and water and my guess is the organic fertilizer that the roses get trickle down to the heliotrope too. I must admit that I grow heliotrope in other parts of the garden and it doesn't look as good as this. Right place for the right plant I guess, and yes, the fragrance is heavenly!

4 comments:

The Redneck Rosarian said...

This color combination really pops! I love Iceberg roses.

ibrahim said...

Those white roses are beautiful!!! congrats on keeping them looking great!

VW said...

I love the white and purple combo - crisp is the right word for it. Or heavenly! I wish heliotrop were perennial here and I'd plant it all over.

Scented Leaf said...

Great choice to combine sophisticated elegance of Iceberg Roses with a touch of purple exclusivity!