Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Leaf it out

The garden seems terribly quiet now those rackety squaddies, the Praestans Fusiliers, have completed their tour of duty. It's the first time I've grown these gorgeous scarlet tulips, but from now on there will always be a place for them. I bade them a fond farewell like a Victorian maiden watching the garrison leave town. To the regiment!
Meantime, I'm learning to appreciate the textures created by the (entirely unplanned) juxtaposition of foliage. Could I be developing Good Taste? Fat chance. Round the corner my rescue rhoddendrons are billowing masses of Barbara Cartland pink and Papaver orientalis Brilliant is hovering in the wings.
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9 comments:

The Idiot Gardener said...

That's a nice layout there. I tend to go more for the "chuck it in" look.

Is the Wiz said...

Thanks Idiot.

Barry Parker said...

It's amazing how often the unplanned turns out to be so harmonious. Let the Barbara Cartland rhodo and 'Brilliant' work things out amongst themselves.

Is the Wiz said...

Cheers Barry, it's always the unexpected chance combinations that stop me in my tracks.

Britta said...

The foliage does look really pretty! So many well matched shades! Life is more surprising when one does not want to control everything (which in the end will never work out, of course, life is a glorious mess) Britta

Is the Wiz said...

Dear Britta, Thank you. I love the idea of life being a glorious mess!

Damo said...

That looks great, I'm more the IG chuck it in school but it seems to work.

Is the Wiz said...

All the credit is due to the elves who sow stuff in places I'd never think of.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Isobel, I am desperate to comment on your latest posting [and thank you so much for the very generous mention] but your 'Comment' box will not let me. Also, on my Google Reader the title of the posting is not active. However, here I am and I shall keep trying.