Sunday, June 6, 2010

Colors That Command Attention

I'm always looking for flowers I can plant in my garden that will provide a punch of color.  Ones you can't walk by without noticing.  These Nasturtium Spitfire that I'm growing for the Seed Grow project are exactly the kind of color I'm talking about.

Bright orange flowers look really fantastic against a backdrop of dark foliage.  So do light green ones like Zinnia Green Envy and Bells of Ireland.  Right now these are planted against my wood fence because I was planning to trellis them (they're climbers) but now that I've seen the color of this first bloom, I'm thinking of moving them to another location where they can ramble around my Weigela Wine and Roses or my Red Husker Penstemon. I think these bright flowers and pale green leaves would really compliment either of them nicely.

What are your favorite plants to pair for their spectacular contrast?

I'm growing Nasturtium Spitfire for the Grow project.  Thanks to Renee's Garden for the seeds.  

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  4. Thats a fierce colour! I must thank you. Your earlier post on these seedlings encouraged me to pick up a pack for my daughter to grow. She has really enjoyed watching them grow!

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  6. I like your plan, but if you transplant them make sure to dig up a root ball bigger than the plant because they don't like their roots messed with.

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  7. I'm a tad behind with visiting all the other Grow project bloggers, but from what I can tell, all the "nasties" look pretty much the same. I'm not very impressed with the growth habit of mine. I supposed I'm used to a much more vigorous viner, and one that can climb on its own, without me having to keep a bunch of stems tied to something. I'm overworked already! Mine is growing in a pot with a black-eyed Susan vine, and I'm allowing both to trail out and down a pedestal the pot is sitting on. I didn't get around to planting more seeds until today, and they're just in spots in flower beds around the yarden, I'll let them ramble however they want.

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