Wednesday Vignette – hot flash!

Orange tiger lilies

Last week, at a tour at Vassey nursery in Puyallup, WA, I came across these lilies.

Orange tiger lilies

Stately, recurving, orange, spotted Tiger lilies planted against hot pink Phlox and Monardas.

IMG_1624Is it any wonder that my blood pressure went up just a little?


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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24 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – hot flash!

  1. ambien0 says:

    I have already begun a “wish list” for next year’s Lilies — lovely photos as always! Here is my contribution, with some help from Kitty:

  2. Alison says:

    Wow! That big cluster of orange lilies next to the hot pink Monarda is perfect! Great shot. My Wednesday Vignette is here:

  3. annamadeit says:

    Figured I’d post another vignette from my other blog – same nursery, different angle. If you ever have a chance to visit Vassey Nursery – take it! it is a lovely, lovely place…

  4. Kris P says:

    The lilies look gorgeous with the bright pinks, Anna. I had the same thought upon seeing your photos – those are Alison’s colors. I have 2 vignettes this week:

  5. Mark and Gaz says:

    No wonder at all, it looks great as a big stand like that!

  6. Pauline says:

    Wow, they look fantastic!

  7. Evan says:

    That’s a hot combo! The lilies are gorgeous. I need to dig out the bulb catalogs and make a lily wishlist now that the deer can’t demolish them. Here’s my contribution this week:

  8. rickii says:

    I saw that orange/hot pink combo on another blog lately (Lychnis & Calif. poppies) and fell hard. That’s a hot flash of a different order. My vignette is subdued by comparison.

  9. mattb325 says:

    Such a great colour combo – it really does look fantastic!

  10. Peter/Outlaw says:

    One of my favorite nurseries! Hope you enjoyed the tour! Brilliant lily, phlox, and monarda grouping! My Wednesday Vignette is here:

    • annamadeit says:

      Vassey and Bainbridge were my two faves. Both are lovely places with so much personality, and great plants. I saw your Vignette yesterday – I was a little late posting. You beat me to it, Peter! πŸ™‚

  11. Eat less salt, plant more lilies!

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  13. Oh, and here’s my contribution. Kind of stretching the boundaries of the meme, but still …

  14. rusty duck says:

    Wow! Now, where are the sunglasses I just got out for Alison’s post..
    If you’d asked me last year about those colours I’d have said “never, ever”, but it really does work.

  15. rindymae says:


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