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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Color Combinations

Once upon a time, I was a gardener who researched, planned and schemed to get my garden vistas coordinated in color and blooming season and height and texture and leaf shape, and....All for naught.

The hardy plants died in an unusual winter, the short plants grew tall and the colors of the bulbs were wildly different than what I expected. There is a solution for this and it is not in my garden. It is in my head. Now I just look for the happy accidents that occur in my garden as every year is different. I try to take photos to remind me of these views later, because they cannot be recreated. But if the photos don't work, there is always next year's surprises to look forward to.

 Lavender Blue and Yellow Orange

 Cream and Ruby

Red, White and Blue

 My favorite flower vendor once told me that there were no color clashes in nature. I believe him.

Enjoy the flowers of spring,

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spring Beauty

Finally, I have been able to access my blog again. It has been quite a battle to figure out how to get here, and I am not sure I will be able to do it again, so while I am here, I had to run out and take a photo and post it.

Now my question to you is, "Do the telephone poles in front of the mountain ruin this image?" Well, if I thought they did, I would have cropped the image to show only the tulips, but to me the snow on The Brothers Mountain says spring just as much as the tulips do, so I present it here, poles and all.

It takes optimism to go out in the cold autumn rains and plant bulbs, but what a glory of color for the spring. I encourage you to invest in the future by adding to your garden this year, whether it be food or flowers, or better yet, food and flowers.