Wednesday Vignette – Bees knees

“You have to come over – it looks great!”, she said. So, today I ventured over to see a client, who also has become a dear friend, to look at the front garden we planted last year. She was right – it really did look nice, and had filled in quite well. At some point, I will probably document it in its own post, but for the purpose of this meme, a couple of shots will do. (I suppose a “vignette” technically should be one photo, but – bear with me here – I was excited about it!)

The super-cool texture of Acacia pravissima 'Oven's Wattle towers over the blue Picea globosa, and a couple of Sedums. From the corner, hints of yellow from a Corokia 'Sunsplash'.

The super-cool texture of Acacia pravissima ‘Oven’s Wattle towers over the blue Picea globosa, and a few Sedums. From the corner, sparks of yellow from a Corokia ‘Sunsplash’ and more cool, blue texture from a Quicksilver Hebe.


Carpets of Sedum were in full, radiant bloom…

...and seeing the many bees living it up on the tiny flowers made my day!

…and seeing the many bees living it up on the tiny flowers made me so happy!

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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12 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – Bees knees

  1. Chloris says:

    Gorgeous combination of shapes and textures of foliage. I have that Corokia and I think I will copy the idea of combining it with the silver Hebe. They look stunning together.

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Nicely done, my friend! It must be very fulfilling to create such beautiful gardens for people, see them fill in, and know the delight that your work brings to your clients every day.
    My vignette is here:

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Peter! It really is enormously satisfying. But, it truly is a collaboration – the best ones always involve a great client. But yes – I think it is the best job in the world! 🙂

  3. I think we’ve all been guilty of playing a little loose with the idea of a single photo vignette, so it’s only right you break the (unwritten) rules every now and then too! And I’m glad you did, all three shots are fabulous, I’m especially lost in that first one…gorgeous! And oh how I miss my Acacia pravissima!

    Oh guess what. I’ve got 3 pictures for my WV too….

  4. I love your aesthetic, Anna. Your client was lucky to find you.
    Here’s my WV:

  5. I love the combination of the blue and yellow foliage. I think that’s the Hebe I’ve been eyeing for some time now at my local garden center and I think I should scoop it up before it disappears. No WV from me this week – I couldn’t find any worthy images in my most recent post.

    • annamadeit says:

      It’s a good one, for sure! Might even stand up to California weather. I have one along our driveway. My husband ran it over, and it just shrugged it off. It’s a super-plant! And, just to make sure you know – there is no rule saying your photo has to be new, or even recent. 😉

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