Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Verdant confusion

I loved this walk to and from the selling nursery.   I loved all the greenness, the textures and structure of the different herbaceous plants.  Any flowers were a bonus to this verdant confusion. 

A Stalwart Salvia

Salvia nemerosa 'Amethyst'

This salvia was one of the best cultivars that we grew at Orchards; flowering over a long season even without judiscious deadheading.  Loved by bees and other nectar-seeking insects; the plant hummed throughout the day.  The dun-coloured seedheads gave added attraction to the winter border.  Its placement on the widest curve of the Yew border meant that it could be viewed from several angles.