Today’s post I’ll keep short and sweet, after all its Labor Day (for my readers here in the U.S.), you should be outside enjoying your garden…not inside looking at a computer screen. Here are a couple of nice combinations I spotted on a recent walk. Maybe they'll spark a little inspiration for you…
Once upon a time I knew the name of this tree with the heart-shaped leaves, naturally it escapes me now. I love the combination of the large dark leaves with the bright periwinkle of the hydrangea blossoms.
An odd combination to catch my eye but the way that the purple clematis flowers draw out the cool blues of the conifer needles works well...
Not often that you see a cardoon flower next to a persicaria leaf but they look great together.
Mother Nature makes nice combinations too.
Here's the same purple ground cover (Acaena inermis purpurea) with two different plants. Which combo do you prefer?
The barberry is my fav...
If a palm has to go into a container there's none quite as nice as a big cement urn.
No doubt all the rest of the gardening world knows what that red flower is. I just appreciated the way they were framing the sword shaped echium leaves.
And what better background for twisting black stems than a neutral stucco wall?
Happy Labor Day! Sun, warmth, and a day away from work…that’s a nice combination, I hope you’re enjoying the day!
(and remember, September is the new August!)