Wednesday Vignette 2015-02-04

Melianthus and Amsonia

Melianthus and Amsonia

As I was outside playing on Tuesday  (can you believe it – I finally got most of my fall bulbs planted – and it’s friggin’ February!!!!) I remembered this combo I want to try in my own garden this year. The photo is from a planting design I did this past fall – you can see the Amsonia color turning. Its feathery texture with the bold blue Melianthus is my inspiration for the day!

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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8 Responses to Wednesday Vignette 2015-02-04

  1. Kris P says:

    Absolutely wonderful Anna! The Amsonia provides just the right echo of the Melianthus’ color and the textural contrast adds zing.

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Kris! It might not be as exciting in summer when the feathery goodness is just plain old green, but I think the Melianthus will echo those light blue Amsonia flowers pretty well, while it’s blooming. 🙂

  2. Alison says:

    Beautiful contrast! I’m looking forward to my itty-bitty clumps of Amsonia bulking up in a few years.

  3. Brilliant! I’m moving my Amsonia right away. Thanks for sharing, Anna.

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