Harmony: A pleasing combination of elements in a whole.
My garden is fresh and green at the moment, but I want more color. So on the weekend, I made a field trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton to do some "research". Here is a glimpse at not only what was in bloom, but also a look at color and plant combinations.
What did I find in flower? Early blooming peonies, irises, tree peonies and catmint to name but a few. Let's take a look:
Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris, Iris 'Lillipinkput' +
Miniature Tall Bearded Iris, Iris 'Apricot Drops'
An aubergine columbine with a hosta and spirea in the foreground.
Columbine, Aquilegia 'Ancolie'
Yellow + aubergine
Clear sky blue + green
Siberian Bugloss, Brunnera Macrophylla
Yellow + tangerine
Intermediate Bearded Iris, Iris 'New Kid'
Soft pink + tangerine
Intermediate Bearded Iris, Iris 'Pink Kitten'
Eggplant + cream
Intermediate Bearded Iris, Iris 'Prince of Burgundy'
Milky white + Purple + yellow
Sorry, could not find an I.D. on this beauty
Mountain Bluet, Centaurea montana
No wonder Georgia O'Keefe loved irises so!
Bleeding Heart, Dicentra spectabilis
Some late spring flowers are like notes in a musical score
or perhaps colorful beads strung on a fine cord.
At the feet of the Bleeding hearts were English Button daisies, Bellis perennis 'Bellissima White'
Solomon Seal, Polygonatum
These tiny white flowers are like a string of electric lights.
Each creamy bell glows in the fading light.
Catmint, Nepeta 'Dropmore Blue'
A closer view of Catmint, Nepeta 'Dropmore Blue'
I have more to show you, but I will save them for a second post.
I am going to link this post to GardenWalk Garden Talk's W4W. Today's word is 'harmony', which I have chosen to define as 'A pleasing combination of elements in a whole'. To see other interesting interpretations of the word harmony, please click the link.