Wednesday, September 3, 2008

09/03/08

Salvia splendens, and Summer Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Salvia splendens
I can't say enough about my inclination towards the color red. It excites me, especially in the garden! I like it in combination with complimentary colors almost as much as with jarring mixtures. The more discordant the better! I know there are countless books on acceptable color combinations in the garden, but I ignore them! Most would probably say not to mix the lavender pink of the Phlox above with the fire engine red of the salvia, but I say 'bring it on!' The color red is perfect for my 'style' of gardening. When it offends, it really offends!

1 comment:

Jean said...

Next year, perennial phlox 'Common Purple' will be combined with orange Crocosmia spp. in my garden. I enjoy fiesta/tropicalissmo combos and found lots to enjoy in your blog. Thanks.