Wednesday Vignette – the joy of textures

A recent visit to a gardening that has experienced a lot of transformations to become a garden for aging (more on this later), yielded this wonderful little vignette:

The billowing Mexican feather grass (Nasella tenuissima) in the background, stalks of Moyer's Red Nandina, Ajuga, and Lysimachia 'Aurea' provide a backdrop for the purple wire orb.

The billowing Mexican feather grass (Nasella tenuissima) in the background, stalks of Moyer’s Red Nandina, Ajuga, and Lysimachia ‘Aurea’ provide a backdrop for the purple wire orb. Lawn and hostas in the distance.Β 

Gotta love that! πŸ™‚

 

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!
This entry was posted in Wednesday Vignette and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

20 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – the joy of textures

  1. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Very nice texture and color contrasts! My Wednesday Vignette contribution can be found here: http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2015/06/wednesday-vignette.html

  2. Alison says:

    So much going on! Love that Mexican feather grass, and the purple orb is cool! My Wednesday vignette is here: http://bonneylassie.blogspot.com/2015/06/wednesday-vignette_17.html

  3. Definitely love that!

  4. Kris P says:

    Mexican feather grass is so wonderful in adding both texture and movement in a garden.

  5. Anna, you keep teaching me new ways to see the garden. Beautiful vignette! It was great to see you today. You can find my vignette here: http://www.gravylessons.com/journal2/2015/6/17/wednesday-vignette-stumped

  6. Jenni says:

    So pretty! I just love watching Mexican Feather Grass dance in the wind. You can find my vignette here http://www.therainydaygardener.com/2015/06/wednesday-vignette.html

  7. Very nice! I especially love the very soft look of the Mexican feather grass.

  8. Evan says:

    Wonderful textures and colors! Simple but so effective.

  9. Very cool! I like all the contrasts. πŸ™‚

  10. Pingback: From the inside looking out – towards their future! | Flutter & Hum

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s