Sometimes a blend of textures jump out at me that I’m just dying to emulate. Like this one, for example. It’s just stellar! A somber, bold and impactful grouping of emerging Eucomis surrounded by an airy cloud of Capsella bursa pastoris – or Shepherd’s Purse – which is quite the persistent little weed. Isn’t it fabulous? Now the trouble is of course to find something that’s not so weedy to replace the weeds with, that will still provide the same airy texture. Baby’s breath is too tall. Maybe some kind of Saxifraga? Ideas, anyone?
Same here, in this one. Maybe it was just how the light was falling, but good dog – this Vetch winding its way through the grass, displaying its opened, blackened seed pods as pointed points of interest across the linear structure of the grass… well, I just thought it was glorious! I have yet to think of an even remotely possible replacement for that vetch. You think Sweet peas would work? The problem is that flowers don’t really give me that angular, sexily, almost reptilian patterned goodness – all I would get is the winding habit. Maybe if I waited until they were spent Sweet peas…? After all, they are both legumes.
Anyway, you would be absolutely forgiven if you think I’m a little crazy. I am. And I get my inspiration from the most mundane things – like weeds. What inspires YOU to garden the way YOU do?