Monday, January 26, 2015

Craving Color

HOORAY! It's the last week of January and while summer's opulence is still months away, I'm sure glad I have my photos. I'm referring to them a lot right now, not just to feed my craving for color but to ponder design ideas too. 

Below are some of my favorites from last July. 


Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Coming Up Roses') 


Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine' 

Clematis 'Ville de Lyon' 

Hydrangea 'Cityline Paris' and variegated Comfrey
(Symtyphum x uplandicum 'Axminster Gold')

Zip

Clematis viticella 'Polish Spirit' 



Hollyhocks



Thank you to each of you for your sweet comments. 
They mean the world to me. 

14 comments:

Christine CRIS said...

J'adore votre jardin, c'est devenu une inspiration
merci à vous pour ce moment de calme dans un univers verdoyant

Anna Maria said...

Love the cat walking down the beautiful path. These great photos remind me how eager for Spring I am also. I sit out on the barren deck looking at blah and imagining what I'm going to plant in all those empty pots. I have bought some seeds I'm going to try to get a head start on warm days.

Darla G said...

LOve, LOVE, loVE!! Are those the Daylilies you refer to in your booK? I never tire of looking at your garden. Oh how I wish I could grow Hollyhocks like that! hugs Gracie

PlantPostings said...

Ah, I needed that, too! Thanks! Zip is such a cutie. That 'Raspberry Wine' Monarda is something special. But most of all, I'm impressed with all your fabulous paths and walkways! Lovely.

Casa Mariposa said...

Spring is at least 6 weeks away for us and I want it to start right now! Everything looks gorgeous. Finding that comfrey here is almost impossible.

Anna K said...

Your summery post made me want to rush outside, but of course it is both dark, and with very little color right now. I loved the photo of Zip skulking down the path. My version of him is an orange tabby. He is almost always up to no good, but I still love him! :)

Kris Peterson said...

Your summer garden is bursting with flowers! I cover the clematis and the monarda - oh, and the hollyhocks and the hydrangea...

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

That "Polish Spirit" is stunning! Is it like Jackmanii? In the sense of its hardiness? I adore that color.
Now, I'm wondering Gracie, we had temps in the high sixties, low seventies today...unbelievable! But I know there was fog in the central valley around Salem. Were you socked in or did the sun shine for you today and over the weekend?

Teresa said...

I have been doing the same thing. I need the color and am also planning. We need to move a few things this year. Your gardens are so beautiful!

Hoover Boo said...

Wonderful colors. The clematis is especially fabulous.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Thanks for these colorful blooms Grace especially the last photo...all white here right now.

Kim and Victoria said...

So pretty. Thanks for posting such gorgeous colorful photos at this time of year. I'm sure we all need them. :-)

Mindy said...

Well if this doesn't make one long for summer, I don't know what would. The clematis are so dang pretty. And you've reminded me that I need that comfrey in my life.

RobinL said...

I can almost feel the warmth of summer just from looking at those photos. You do pink so well Grace!