I’m loving the reds and oranges that are emerging now. I’m not big on roses, but ‘Dortman’ fires up the fence line.
In fact, she is so bright that she almost burns out the photo when photographed from a distance.
Alchemilla ‘Pretty Woman’ blooms in shades from light orange through deep red (seen here), with Phygelius ‘Devils Tears’ peeking through from behind.
More of ‘Pretty Woman’ peeking coyly through the foliage of Leonotis nepetifolia with Agastache ‘Rainbow Sorbet’ looking over her shoulder. You can see what a difference lighting makes by comparing this photo to the last one.
The Flanders poppies are still flopping, but not as badly as that bed fills in with more plants to prop them up. I let them go to seed, producing a few more each year.
Looking more pink than red, especially with the orangey parts of ‘Pretty Woman’ showing in the background, Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ may need to be relocated.
Here’s another example of the light playing tricks on the photographer: Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ looking quite orange in this light…
while here ‘Lucifer’ shows his true color…RED!
Lots of garden bloggers will be showing their true colors today. Check them out at May Dreams Gardens.