I love that the yard just keeps blooming and blooming, but even in a lull of blooms, different colored leaves make things interesting. Below, you can see anise hyssop and purple sand cherry mixing things up beyond the blooms. As I design our new yard, I look to the old, seeing what works, what forms I love, what colors and tastes I simply cannot live without, and which ones fit here but not there — everything in its proper time and place. For now, I thought I’d share some loveliness with you:

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Those lime green leaves will eventually sport delicate purple flowers that the bees absolutely love, but even without blooms, I enjoy the anise hyssop pop of color tucked among the yet-to-bloom irises.

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These candy cane tulips and the ones below arrived courtesy of the Squirrel Relocation Program:

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In addition to the yellows and reds, the yard currently delights in various shades of purple. We’ve got purple tulips, the last of the grape hyacinths, chives, lunaria, and alliums of various heights, inviting the eye to dance across the yard:

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Purple sand cherry pops in front of the yet to bloom Robinhood rose hedge:

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And I just can’t get enough of these creamy tulips. The texture intrigues me as much as their buttery color, soft like silk:

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Perennial bachelor’s buttons are a new favorite, too, for their starry blooms and reliable pop of color without needing to replant or tend them at all among the giants:

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Wishing everyone a happy weekend. From Faery Hof and Haus Am See, over and out!



Source: https://laurabruno.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/leaves-and-blooms/

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