Irene’s Storm Tossed Combinations

Design & Photo by Maria von Brincken copyright 2011
Design & Photo by Maria von Brincken copyright 2011

Monday, August 29th–the day after Irene gusted, blew, and poured–I snapped this photo of my back shade garden. Storm tossed, but still intact and lovely, the flowers of the hosta (lavendar) and the ligularia dentata ‘Othello’ (yellow)–  are lovely in combination. Yet it’s the foliage of all the plants–ferns, hostas, daphne, ladies’ mantle–that really makes the combinations.  The flowers draw your attention so you notice the foliage.  I’m glad a tree didn’t fall on this garden so I can enjoy it’s late August-early September beauty.

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