Our second garden on the first day of the Fling was Christopher Mello's garden. The dominant foliage color is burgundy. I love burgundy foliage plants, my eye is always drawn to them. Welcoming us at the gate was a lovely Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius. This native shrub was a dark foliage variety. It could be 'Diablo', or 'Seward' or 'Summer Wine' or something completely different. I have 'Coppertina' in my garden.
This magnificent sculpture was just inside the gate...winged baby heads....brilliant! The rust elements compliment the burgundy foliage....the blue heads...well, they go well with the color of some of the blooms and of course the blue bottles.
This is a Purple Leaf Birch, it is just beautiful.
|Purple leaf Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corylus avellana Contorta|
|Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'|
|Cotinus coggygria Smoke Tree|
|Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'|
So many burgundy foliage plants!!! But wait, there's more----
|Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'|
|Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'|
|Campanula punctata 'Cherry Bells'|
|The bees seem to like it!|
|Doesn't this look like crepe paper? What a great poppy!|
And I did mention rust and blue bottles....the 'bones' of the garden.
|Old shovel heads on re-bar.|
|Center focal point in the garden....the dumptruck circle or|
|Blue tree, love it!|
|Use any tree...add color!|
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