Wednesday Vignette – there is someone for everyone

IMG_9648I’ve always loved the shape of the blossoms of Allium christophii, but thought that the color left some to be desired. I always thought it was too pastel-ly, and I wondered what would make me fall madly in love with it. But tonight, when I got home from work, I saw that there is indeed something that will make it sing – the scrumptious dark purple of Rosa ‘Twilight Zone’. And, all of a sudden, I realized that this combo would indeed be perfect, if only I had some Astrantia ‘Ruby Wedding’ or something like that to go with it. Maybe some lovely, strappy grass leaves too, to complete the picture. I think I’m on to something…

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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10 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – there is someone for everyone

  1. Pauline says:

    I think you are too, they look beautiful together!

  2. Laurin Lindsey says:

    A very complementary combination! Nature does color so fabulously!

  3. Kris P says:

    It’s very pretty as is but your suggestions sound divine.

    • annamadeit says:

      Can’t wait to test them out! Brought a dark red Astrantia home today, and I’m pretty sure I can find a suitable grass somewhere, sitting around in a pot, waiting for a home. I’m thinking something like Mourdry grass. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  4. Evan says:

    That’s a gorgeous combo! That allium also looks good with burgundy foliage, big glaucous bearded iris leaves, Molinia caerulea ‘Variegata’, and Carex comans. At least it does in my garden. πŸ˜‰

    • annamadeit says:

      Sounds nice! I can play with all of the above – they are already in my garden! Really, I WILL steal some gardening play time this weekend! πŸ™‚

  5. Those do make a great combination, the soft contrasting with the intensely rich. I’ve been planting more Alliums but I still don’t have A. christophii.

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Jason! It’s a good one for sure, now that I know how to make it shine. I adore Alliums in all shapes and forms, and some of them are crazy prolific. Every year, I think I’m going to pull some of them out, and every year, I forgive them. πŸ™‚

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