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Friday Favorite: This Combination

August 26th, 2016

As the season progresses I find myself enjoying very specific combinations of plants, both for color, shape, and feel. Maybe this is because I’m in the process of creating a garden, I am constantly looking for the right combination for the right location. Right now I’m in love with this combination of colors, the lime green of the ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea as they dry paired with the deep purple/pink of the ‘Thomas Edison’ dahlia. Maybe I’m loving them especially because they are right by the front door, which means I see them all day long as go in and out.
dahlia and hydrangea 1
dahlia and hydrangea 2
dahlia and hydrangea 3
The dahlias are a little less than stellar, for some reason the earwigs have been chowing down on them like there’s nothing else to eat in the garden. Even in their raggedy state, they’re quite lovely, I’ve never been one to expect perfection in any plant.

What’s your favorite combination in the garden right now?

2 Comments to “Friday Favorite: This Combination”
  1. Nebraska Dave on August 26, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Susy, I’m partial to purple, blue, and black. They are all dark colors. I did get some flowers planted in the garden this year and they did really well. Forget me not and some other flower that I forget the name were planted under the rain gutter tomatoes. It’s been a great year here for garden flowers I guess. Next year I’m planting a flower bed by the front gate of Terra Nova Gardens. It’s full sun until about 2pm so there’s a wide range of flower that could be planted in the bed. The bed is about three feet wide and 20 feet long. So, yeah, I’m slowly getting into flowers in the garden.

    Have a great favorite flower combination day.

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  2. Kyle on August 26, 2016 at 11:54 am

    My garden peaked in July, which made me very aware that I don’t have much in the way of later-summer / fall blooms.

    My favorite combination was my comfrey right up against my crocosmia. The dark green broad leaves of the comfrey just played really nice off the spears of the crocosmia leaves and bright red flowers.

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