Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Head-Turning Design .. Citron and Emerald


A Walkway of Citron and Emerald Green:

Sagina subulata and Sagina subulata 'Aurea' flanked by Verbena bonariensis:
Stonework punctuates the vignette.
It's the rare instance when I'm totally captivated by a design element,
but I took great pleasure in this moss walkway during a recent garden visit
The elegance of the clean-lined scheme turns heads, while the juxtaposition of cushiony mounds of moss beckoned me to remove my shoes and experience the sensation of the patterned planting beneath my feet!
Do you call it Scotch Moss or Irish Moss?
Both common names appear in the realm of gardening and horticulture.
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15 comments:

  1. Wow, I am in love with that. And it's Irish Moss ;)

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  2. That must look amazing from a plane. =)

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  3. I would love this too Alice . . . not only for its beauty, but if I was able to take my shoes off . . . as you did . . . and walk upon it feeling the softness of texture and color. Lovely!! What fun!

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  4. That's really gorgeous. You have to love the fun things folks can do with a bunch of plants.

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  5. Talk about being lost in nature. This is absolutely gorgeous.

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  6. Utterly stunning. The colours, the pattern. How lucky you got to experience it shoeless!

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  7. help! colour choice is so subjective...am i allowed to say that i am not sure i like the colour combination without folk throwing stones at me?!

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  8. To all who find the design pleasing, let's make a pact not to throw stones at Mike!

    Mike, dare I say that I find it not uncommon for many such as yourself - on the 'other side of the pond' - to take exception to some of the planting schemes that are enjoyed 'over here.' Your opinion is welcomed!
    I'm betting you don't like the golden form of certain evergreen shrubs like Choisya? Do you prefer the green species... Cheers!

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  9. Thank you, Catharine! I find it to be fun and engaging, too.

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  10. It's beautiful! It also reminds me of the paddy field. :)

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  11. Dear Alice I have added you to my blogroll hope this is within the bounds of internet etiquette. Simply not versed in the stuff and nor do I get those polite replies like the one above!

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  12. What a lovely combination of colour & texture - I love those colour combinations!

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