Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Garden Bouquet

No, the beebalm seed heads on the nice native I have in my garden are not that pink.  I dry brushed them with a chipping brush and pink paint.  Notice the fennel flower heads and the broccoli leaves?  Also included seedheads of rudbeckia nitidia, statice, and ornamental oregano.

This coleus looks like a flower basket all on its own.  The strappy foliage of the variegated airplane plane really makes the other colors pop.  It is hanging in my dutchman's pipe.  I'm probably going to regret that location choice.

Rudbeckia triloba; yes, there is quite a bit of that in my garden.  Maybe, can you say weed...

It does combine well.

Got to be my almost favorite sedum, 'Matrona'



This Sheffield mum is nice.  It blooms early compared to others.
Overall, lots of bloom, a tad too much yellow.

7 comments:

  1. Lovely, all of it, whether real or enhanced.

    xo J

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    1. Only enhanced the beebalm. It dries nice, so sometimes I spray ir silver, copper, or gold for winter arrangements.

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  2. Oh beautiful pictures. Wow- I LOVE the matrona sedum too. I also really like the deep red ones! The rudbeckia is just wonderful- it might be a bit intrusive at times, but hey its gorgeous. Right now my flower garden in front of the deck looks like it is all phlox and yet-to-bloom asters..... and I am ok with that. It is blowsy and casual. Thanks for sharing your flowers!

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  3. You can never have too much Rudbeckia triloba. (Didn't I comment on this post already?)

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  4. Especially since you don't have to stake it!

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    1. I never said it shouldn't be staked!

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