|Cover of Fine Gardening Magazine|
After working in the yard last weekend, this week I have been itching to get back out there. I've been looking through magazine and Internet photos for inspiration for flower combinations. After looking at countless photos of flowers I came to the conclusion that I am most attracted to pink and orange together in the garden. I don't know why it didn't dawn on me earlier because looking back I usually choose pink, orange or peach flowers. It finally came together when I saw this Fine Gardening Magazine cover (photo above) and decided I wanted to duplicate it. I started choosing other plants that were either pink, orange or the combination of the two and realized that most of the plants I was picking were flowers I have bought in previous years. So there you go, pink and orange are my favorite colors in the garden. Below are some of the flowers I intend to plant this Spring.
Lantana. Another one of my favorites. I had this in a container one year and it was beautiful all summer long. The flowers change colors from the time they first open to the time they are ready to seed so the container was a nice mix of pinks, yellows and oranges everyday.
Normally I don't really like begonias but I absolutely love dragon wing begonias. Ever since I discovered them 3 years ago I plant at least one ever year. In my patio area I usually have them in 2 matching containers flanking another large container full of other plants and flowers.
As much as I want to get down and dirty in the garden this weekend I heard the weather was turning fowl on Sunday and Monday (my days off), so instead of battling the last of my weeds in the rain, I think I will take a break from the yard and head up to Portland and visit Amy, another former Schmidt's girl. This will give me a change to hangout with a good friend as well as give me time to plot out just how I want to arrange plants and seeds in the rest of the backyard. I still haven't even thought of the veggie garden or the patio yet...that will have to wait for another month I think.