Flashback to mid-summer last year and a public planting found in a playground in the Beltline area of Calgary. That mix of foliage textures and the pop of lime green, yellow, and pink-purple (possibly combined with the fact that it was crazy late in the evening and I hadn’t eaten supper yet) made me drool.
Pretty much any colour is making me drool right now….the absolutely bananas weather has given me a serious case of cabin fever!
That is a beautiful reminder of the summer season to come, Sheryl.
I’m very much looking forward to it! 🙂
Even in the winter—maybe especially in the winter—even after lunch, on a full stomach, those colors are still mouth watering.
I couldn’t agree more! 🙂
Nog even en we kunnen er hier ook weer van genieten
Yes – truly anticipating spring!
Same here. Thank goodness for indoor plants. I have an amaryllis blooming now, and an orchid reblooming too!
It’s so lovely to have blooms in the house! We definitely need them at this point in the season!
It is lovely, hope you are yours are staying safe and well. x
Thanks so much, and you as well!
In winter we forget how bright and colourful plants can be. This is a beautifully planted bed!
A sight for sore eyes, for sure!
Gads. I got sicker than I had in MANY years while I was supposed to be vacationing (at work) and staying in a rather luxurious cabin. It was great to be in such a comfortable place while sick, but horrible to be sick while there! My crew got me the cabin, and I SO wanted to enjoy it for them. I did in a way. I wrote about it in Six on Saturday back in early January. Anyway, that is too much information.
What is that little shrubby thingie that looks like a Port Orford cedar on the right?
It’s a cypress, but I’m afraid I’m not certain which cultivar. Gardeners sometimes use cypress in containers/beds here and don’t usually expect them to grow very long (or even overwinter, really). We do have a native cypress but it is not common, at least not here in southern Alberta. A few years ago, I came across some while hiking in the mountains, but that’s the only time I’ve ever seen them.
That is a very finely textured cypress. The lemon cypress, which is a sickly but bright yellow cultivar of the Monterey cypress is available here. It looks great when fresh, but I dislike it because it does not last. If it does last, it gets rather disfigures as patches of it die out. Yours is really pretty because of the fine texture.