6/14/2007

Red Hot in the Cool Shade




I love watching my favorite perennial flowers come back each year, but I also love annuals for a spectacular, frivolous burst of color all year round. Growing annuals in containers also forces you to re-invent a small part of your garden every year. Will I ever plant the same thing two years in a row? I hope not!

Last year, my annuals tended to be pastel, especially pink, as we awaited the birth of our little girl. So what struck my fancy this summer? RED HOT impatiens, begonias, and coleus. I have a shady corner in the front yard, and I liked the contrast of planting really bright colors in the dim light.









2 comments:

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I love changing up colors on my annuals every year although here in Connecticut you can't have them year round. I always try a few containers of color for accents around the garden. I sometimes use it as a kind of a test to see if I like a new plant. If it does well then I will get a few more for the garden the next year.

Melvin said...

I like shades ....
thanks for sharing this...

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