Thursday, July 29, 2010

Clash of the Wee Ones .. Weigela 'My Monet' and Geum 'Werner Arends'

My tale of woe is old-hat, remarked on countless times as the amount of sunlight continues to decrease in Alice's Garden. Thus, in early Spring I transplanted a few treasured specimens to spots that receive a bit more sun.

The wee Weigela 'My Monet' found itself lifted and moved across the pebble patio to the bed below the back porch - where the blue wall is a preening presence in various photos.

Now, the brilliant, burnt orange blooms of Geum 'Werner Arends' are now popping up through the Weigela foliage in a clashing color scheme that would, doubtless,
cause the long-departed doyenne of British gardening,
Gertrude Jekyll to shudder in her 'wellies' (rubber boots, that is).

Dare I admit to enjoying the cacophony!

9 comments:

  1. Hello,
    That is a beautiful plant and I love the colors of the leaves.

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  2. Clashing in gardens can be a great way for us less fashion-forward types (speaking only for me here) express our wild side! Sure it clashes, but it's more fun that way!

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  3. How small is that Wiegela? Would Jekyll shudder or relish it?

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  4. The clash of colours works for me, I like the slightly anarchic feel of opposites colliding, yet coming together with purpose.

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  5. Anything that makes someone shudder in their wellies sounds good to me. Personally I think Jekyll is over rated so there (now she's shuddering and rolling in her grave - ooops).

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  6. Cacophonies can be good things, Alice. In this case, I support your anarchy!

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  7. There's more anarchy yet to be revealed! 'Personal' reasons have resulted these last couple years in a less attentive approach to plantings. Consequently, my perfectionist ways are becoming history.

    Catherine, the Wiegela is 10 inches high or so. Truly a wee thing.

    Thanks all for 'popping' by;-))

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  8. I would think 'My Monet' is beautiful against your blue wall. As for the geum - we all need a little punch now and then, to keep life from becoming boring.

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  9. So beautiful! Such a great picture. Can't wait to see more!

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