Orange Makes a Lasting Impression
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may know that I like orange flowers. Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Mexican Sunflowers (Tithonia rotundifolia), orange roses (‘Westerland’, for example), orange Zinnias, orange Asiatic Lilies, etc.
One of the gardens we visited as part of the Portland Garden Bloggers’ Fling last July was that of JJ De Sousa. All these months later, my memories of this garden have faded some.
So I can only vaguely describe the structure or layout of this garden, but what does stand out in my mind was all the orange stuff.
Some orange flowers, but mostly orange stuff.
There is a shade garden in the front of the house. You don’t usually think of orange as a color you mix into calm and shady scenes, but it seems to work here. Keeps the calm from being a little too relaxing.
Though there wasn’t orange absolutely everywhere.
Path to the back garden.
But then we always want what we don’t have.
Those are some dang big orange containers.
Back of the house.
Why giant flying orange shrimp? Why not?
The orange octopus planters (they look like that to me, anyway) go well with the giant flying shrimp.
This was a very fun garden, but I think I’ll keep getting my doses of garden orange from flowers. Do you like orange in the garden? Do you prefer to get it from blooms or objects, or does it make no difference?