Sunday, March 9, 2008

More Gardens from Barbara Gardener!

"Mostly annuals where perennials have gone by." This pints out how annuals and perennials can be mixed well together. This is taken most likely from early or mid fall when many perennials have "petered out". But Barbara Gardener has deftly planted some mums and asters in the left of the picture which contrast wonderfully with the blazing yellow and orange gazania (a tremendous annual for sunny gardens). There are other annuals in this garden as well and their showy colors work so well with the textures of the perennial plants that still have healthy foliage.
Great job Barbara Gardener!

"I really liked these colors. I had never seen that shade of yarrow. The mini hollyhock and the yarrow bloomed all summer:" That yarrow color is superb and contrasts well with the daylilly.
Yarrow is a long blooming perennial and if kept pruned of any wild growth can really add some great color and texture to a garden. And I love that color daylily!

Thanks Barbara Gardener!
Mike Skillin
Skillin's Greenhouses
March 9, 2008

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