This little corner of the garden is gardener’s pet right now. The painted ferns languished for years but have suddenly decided to man up…just in time to pick up the burnished theme set by the Rogersia ‘Bronze Pheasant’.
Trycirtis hirta will pick up the bronze with spotted flowers as the pheasant slowly fades to green. There’s a Thalictrum in there too.
Finally! Success with Camassia! This is their first year, in a new area I’ve been working on (more on that later, after I’ve had a chance to tidy it up).
I was pleasantly surprised by the intense color. I was expecting a pale blue.
This little cutie is Globularia cordifolia. New to me, I decided to put it in a pot, the better to appreciate the tiny details as tight buds gradually transformed into puffs of blue.
This is the last Friday of the month, time to join Loree of Danger Garden fame in a shout out to what we find especially appealing this month.
I’ve never heard of this meme. I like it. And I love your vignette. I was hoping my Rodgersias were going to keep that bronze color but they’ve turned green. Oh well. … That’s a really nice shade of Cammasia. … I need that Globularia in my life. For some reason I never see it for sale down here. Enjoy the sunshine!
One of the perks of working in a specialty nursery is spotting new things and taking them home (also one of the dangers).
Nice textures with the painted fern and Rodgersia– I hadn’t seen that bronze version before.
‘Bronze Pheasant’ holds its color longer than other bronze forms and is a bit smaller.
That fern and rodgersia combo is fantastic! The camas are beautiful, too. I love that little Globularia. I have three of them growing at the edge of the patio. It’s surprisingly tough.
So it’s tough, eh? Good to know when releasing it into the garden proper.
You can grow such lovely plants in the PNW. Camassia is yet another plant that doesn’t like it here. I was interested to see your Globularia cordifolia. Coincidentally, I featured another member of the genus (G. x indubia) in my own favorites post.
I’m way behind in checking posts but look forward to seeing your indubia.
hairy blue eyes?
Are you referring to the Globularia? I guess that name would work. Most common names seem to be rather unflattering (toadflax, spiderwort).
Sweet! The purple bronze theme is lovely. Yay for camas! Woo hoo!
Photos coming of your camas?
Nice combo with the Rodgersia and Painted Fern! I hope that Painted Fern now gets huge on you–the least it can do for all the waiting. 😉
And Camassia planted in yards! Yeay! More of that. Cannot have too much. (And yet I don’t have any!) You all are inspiring me.
We are all busy inspiring one another. You certainly do your part.
Your little corner combination is subtle and lovely. Congrats on the camassia success. Beautiful. I see it here occasionally but don’t think it thrives well here.
There are some impressive stands of Camassia growing wild in this region. I didn’t have much luck until I started to pay attention to the conditions they choose for themselves.
Wow! The combination of ‘Bronze Pheasant’ and the painted ferns is absolutely delicious! Globularia cordifolia is very sweet.
Thanks for the tasty words!
Oh that first photo is dreamy! I can understand why it’s a favorite vignette of the gardener.
It also has something to do with being the only corner that is completely cleaned up and presentable.
Chuckling at “gardener’s pet.” I wish I liked Camassia more (I know that’s heresy here in the PNW), but it flowers and fades too quickly. Love the color on your Bronze Pheasant.
I was surprised at how long the Camassia held court. They were all planted at the same time but bloomed serially for a nice show.
Love the Camassia! I’ve been thinking a lot about getting some of my own. Are they ephemerals or does the foliage last through the summer?
I think the foliage will die back but time will tell.
I have “pet corners” too …which means I neglect too many other areas ! I haven’t tried Camissia , didn’t think it would like my dry garden ?
This is the first year for the Camassia. It was really wet, as you know, but the summer will be dry. I’m more worried about the gophers.
Elegant! No surprise they are gardener’s pets.
but I am fickle when it comes to faves, how about you?