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

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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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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