Orange, yellow, green, blue and violet that is – my apologies to red and indigo.
During the Salem Study Weekend (which I've only written one post about) we were treated to an evening at Dancing Oaks Nursery: food, drink, music, and plant vendors. Not necessarily appreciated in that order. I shopped from Far Reaches Farm and Windcliff Plants (Dan Hinkley) and then wandered through the Dancing Oaks greenhouses*. I was about to start touring the display gardens when word came the caterers were packing up...oh no! After a day of garden touring I was quite hungry. Garden wandering would have to wait.
As it turns out that may have been a blessing in disguise. As I ate, and chatted with fellow attendees, the sun fell lower in the sky and a magic light spread across the garden. Orange first...
Colutea x media was in blooming and podding (?) perfection.
And I discovered a never seen before (I've toured these gardens many times) planting of Opuntia.
With multi-colored blooms!
And double danger! If the spikes don't get you the wasps might.
Yellow or blue? I chose to concentrate on the yellow.
And now green...
Just a touch of blue.
(blue, in the lower right hand corner)
There were several plantings of Dierama pulcherrimum in the garden.
So dramatic. So difficult to photograph well...
Until suddenly they're not.
*if you're wondering what I bought just one plant! Sinofranchetia chinensis from Dan Hinkley: "An uncommon Akebia relative with handsome white stems and axillary flowers followed by long chains of purple fruit." Yes sir, looking forward to those long chains of purple fruit...
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