I’ve received planting on the mind. My planting design boot camp is presently enrolling for March 1st, 2019, and this week I begin a brand new gig speaking about crops dwell on nationwide TV. Despite the fact that it’s actually snowing proper now my mind is all crops, crops, crops!
Take a look at this picture by photographer Arielle Vey. I’m significantly contemplating shopping for it to hold in my workplace – I simply love the colours and distinction of blowsy flowers with the alien shapes of the cactus paddles.
I’ve all the time liked translating artwork and pictures and concepts that enchantment to me into planting and backyard design concepts. Often I’ve to play with abstracting the inspiration into precise backyard design concepts however this one is clearly fully literal.
As I deconstruct it right into a planting plan – I’ve to remove just a few issues as a result of they simply gained’t work the place I dwell (goodbye stunning bougainvillea). However the blue and pink additionally jogs my memory of a plant combo that I really like – Picea ‘Montgomery’ + Peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’.
I’m wondering if I can develop the jasmine by the Blue Spruce as an alternative of propping it up with one thing else? And in addition, I’m wondering if I may even develop jasmine in any respect? I’ve by no means tried Jasminum nudiflorum – the one chilly hardy jasmine I do know of. I’ve learn that it’d want safety in zone 5 (and I’m marginally zone 5-6).
I grew ranunculus in my very first backyard in Denver with some success and I’ve by no means achieved it once more. I’m pondering it might be enjoyable to return full circle and plant them out once more, 20+ years later. This time, I’ll plant them in randomly spaced clumps which might be nearer collectively (sure, again then, I did the only straight line, evenly spaced, sort of bulb planting that appears actually foolish in my thoughts).
I not often see Opuntia in gardens in New England, however there are fairly just a few varieties which might be totally hardy right here and I believe that they’re a missed alternative to get some totally different texture in a planting scheme. I believe this is perhaps an awesome choice for the areas of my backyard the place it’s an excessive amount of of a PITB to tug a hose.
A few comfortable pink roses and my beloved peonies and poppies ought to maintain it attention-grabbing not less than though-out the spring and early-mid summer time seasons.
1. Icelandic poppy, 2. jasmine, 3. Cactus, 4. Pink Persian buttercups, 5. ranunculus, 6. Soiled Poppy, 7. Jasmine, 8. Blue Spruce, 9. Peach rose, 10. Untitled, 11. 2008-CarlsbadCavernsNP-54, 12. poppy levels
The combination of flowers and coloration that had been put collectively for the inspiration shot was created by florist Layered Classic.
Picture by Arielle Vey
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