Wednesday Vignette – Metallic monochrome

All I can say is that this is a sweet combo!

All I can say is that this is one sweet combo – Artemisia ‘Seafoam’ and Potentilla gelada. Leave it to the shamelessly insistent Columbine to crash their romantic courting session. 🙂


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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16 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – Metallic monochrome

  1. Chloris says:

    I love it what a fabulous combination, I am joining in this month and I have left my link on an earlier post. I followed a link there and didn’t realise it was not up-to-date .I’m afraid I am not very good at the technology.…est-extravagance/

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    A very handsome couple! Love Artemisia ‘Seafoam’ and will be looking for it next time I’m in Portland as it hasn’t appeared up here yet. My WV is here:

    • annamadeit says:

      Not available up there??? I find that so odd – you have such awesome nurseries up there… Oh well, next time you’re down here, make sure to stock up! 🙂

  3. Alison says:

    Very nice plant combo! I haven’t grown that Artemisia yet, but I’m tempted. So many of them are too weedy looking for me. Here’s my WV:

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks, Alison! You’re right – some of them are pretty weedy. I had one I reluctantly took out because of that. The reluctance was due to childhood memories of the fragrance of the crushed foliage… so good!

  4. Loree Bohl says:

    So is this lovely scene in your garden? A client’s garden? At the nursery?
    My WV:

  5. Kris P says:

    That’s a perfect combination, Anna. I’ve been on the look-out for that Artemisia but the Potentilla is a stranger to me. As I gather it hails from Himalaya, I suppose it wouldn’t like SoCal. This week I’ve got a collection of images foretelling the pending arrival of summer here:

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks, Kris! The Potentilla might be worth a try if you manage to find it. Who knows – some plants have such impressive ranges of tolerance and ability to survive. Maybe their natural habitat is way up in sandy, rocky soil that gets baking hot for long periods of time?

  6. rickii says:

    My Potentilla gelada is in a pot all by himself. Now I’m thinking I should introduce him to ‘Seafoam’. Thanks for the primer on matchmaking skills.

  7. hb says:

    Oh that is lovely. The Pontetilla was a highlight from the Portland Fling–such beautiful foliage.

  8. I love it! It seems chic but soft, too, like a stylish badass with a sweet, warm center.

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