Tuesday, September 8, 2009

BT&OW: 09/08/09

Accidental Perfection...

As I get older, I seem to be drawn to orange,
BRIGHT orange.
GAUDY Orange.

When I planted the Purslane,
I had forgot about the purple asters that would be blooming later,
along with the Purslane.



One plant of Purple Aster hasn't even started to bloom.
This border will really be something else then:)

LOVE IT!!


The Pokeberry (in the back) re-seeded itself on the other side of my deck pot plants, great coverage, and purple berries:)


Totally loving this wildness!!


Re-seeding Salvia, Cocks Comb, and Blue Blooming Jew

Bone-set and Celosia

Close-up of Celosia bloom forming.
I sprinkled seed everywhere, only two came up, and then it was together in one pot!!
Love this color!!


Rock Rose and Garlic Chives
This just happens to be two pots temporarily sitting next to each other...


Re-seeded Wild basil, Ginger, Taro Elephant Ears

Align Center
Close up of Purple Basil

Often, Mother Nature knows best!! She is welcome in my yard any time:)



Have a wonderful Bloomin' Tuesday!
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22 comments:

Brandi said...

LOVE the purple and orange together! Quite striking! :)

Gail said...

I love the title! Orange and purple are brilliant together!

D Lack said...

Just Beautiful...and I'm envious as always!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carla: Those are certainly a beautiful combination of flowers.

Fresh Mommy said...

Wow, look at all that growing!! I have a hard time keeping just a few plants alive, nicely done!!!

:)
~Tabitha

Pia said...

i love plants. have some at home. wish i could plant more but i have mine in pots.

Queen B. said...

Purslane is my all time FAVORITE !

Mumzie said...

Love your orange flowers. Purple basil? Great Scotts! Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Mumzie

Love Bears All Things said...

I like the purple and orange together. All of the photos are great. I like the combinations you have going.
Mama Bear

Marsha said...

I find I am loving orange in the garden as well - yours looks especially striking with the purple asters. Your gardens are just gorgeous and I love the freeflowing look of them!

Janie said...

You have a beautiful garden. I love it when plants reseed and make a surprise appearance the next year!

cherry said...

So pretty !
hugs, Cherry

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Love your pictures. Beatiful colors. No sign of fall yet.
Have a nice day, Annemieke

Mary said...

Your garden is just gorgeous. I, too, love the pronounced and vibrant colors of fall. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Bonnie said...

Orange is my favorite color. I really like that purple basil. What a deep red, almost purple color.

Bonnie said...

Orange is my favorite color. I really like that purple basil. What a deep red, almost purple color.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Yes, we ARE kindred spirits! I sometimes am almost apologetic of my love for unabashed wildness in the garden. I had a surprise pokeberry, I imagine a gift from the birds. My neighbor said, "that's a weed", i said "not in my garden, i love it". Why should it be any other way? We can't improve upon nature!

Darla said...

Mother nature surely can put some great combos together. Everything looks beautiful.

RhondaLue said...

I missed reading your blog! That is bloomin' Beautiful!

Briana said...

My daughter loves purple and orange and bright colors. I'll have to remember this combo for her garden next year. Beautiful photos and garden!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your mother nature has great skills and talents. My mother nature got the short end of the stick, and seems to know only how to reseed weeds. Lovely -- that combo of orange and purple is fabulous!
Cass

Deb said...

Carla ~ good for you! A bloomin- Tuesday post even when Jean forgot! :) I absolutely LOVE the oranges, too, and I never thought I would. All your flowers are beautiful!