I love absolutely every color of flower and foliage in the garden…just not in MY garden. For me it is all about whites. As soon as the months and months of snow vanish, I am keen to see snowdrops, white Muscari, white Shooting Stars, white Thalia narcissus, white Erythronium, white Purissima Tulips, white Martagon Lilies, white Lilacs, white Iris, white Clematis, my white Fringe Tree, and white white white!
My friend John is horrified. “How can you stand it after all that snow we put up with?” For years he has helped me eliminate those few red tulips which insist on mingling with the whites. Every time I buy something new – say a nice white lupine – it invariably turns out to be red. Same with white poppies. And John laughs.
Then my friend Ian sent me Aquilegia seeds from England. How sweet! But look at what those seeds produced!
Funny thing is, I adore them! I’m concerned I may lose them too. Who would have guessed I’d become a fan of RED in my own garden? I love my Madame Julia Correvon Clematis too.
JOHN, THIS POST IS FOR YOU! I’M MOVING BEYOND SUBTLE.
But very slowly.