I love this color palette, for some reason, it reminds me of summer days on northern lakes, with a good dash of 1940's lawn furniture. Don't ask, it just does. Bright red, Kelly green, golden yellow and foggy grays. High summer combine in a retro blend which sits smack on the edge of garish, yet, it somehow 'works'. The sparkler-shaped flower at the top is a Blood Lily (Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae), a summer flowering South African bulb that makes a fine house plant, but one that likes to get a little sleepy in the winter, when it may often loose all of it's leave. Never truly going dormant, ours spends each winter in the cold greenhouse under a bench, where is survives with a few ratty leaves, becoming larger and more beautiful each year. This year I repotted it into a much larger container.
|DAYLILIES ARE REACHING THEIR PEAK SEASON. MOST REGIONAL SHOWS FOR DAYLILIES OCCUR DURING THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF JULY.|
Another view of the fancy leaved heirloom Geranium's (Pelargonium's). They become more intense when exposed to the high summer sunlight. These pots sit on the hot gravel circle in the blue and gold garden.