Monday, July 18, 2011

Some Gems at Deb Shumlin's

 The flowers of Thalictrum rochebrunianum poking through the soft, deciduous foliage of the Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides. This is an endangered species native to China and a genus of one living species, although apparently there are 3 known fossilized species- fascinating stuff!

 Clematis 'Jackmanii' climbing up a Miss Kim Lilac. It is quite a scene to see the clematis and japanese iris blooming together in that same intense purple.

Gentian makinoi closing up for the night.

A collaborative urn planting. The blue is Salvia patens 'Guanajuato' which is similar to its cousin 'Blue Angel,' except the blue is darker, the flower is larger, and the leaf is larger and more structural. The round red leaf plant on the left is Breynia disticha 'Rosea Picta.' It is slow to grow, but beautiful.

Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty'

Below is a nice shot of seed heads in July, Allium, Penstemon digitalis, and oriental poppy all still looking so nice!

1 comment:

  1. Glorious pairing of clematis and iris! Such rich colours. Also some really good lighting here! I didn't know the bees went in for Helenium until recently; happy days!