Arianne is letting us into her beautiful garden today.
The low evening light brings out the magical colors of this garden. In the foreground, bright red impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) grow with purple vinca (Catharanthus roseus, Zones 10–11 or as an annual). People often choose light flower colors for an evening garden, but these darker rich colors look fantastic.
In another view of the evening garden, the purples of stock (Matthiola incana, annual) and gomphrena (Gomphrena globosa, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) in the foreground look moody and magnificent.
In the daytime, the red of a coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides, Zones 10–11 or as as annual) in the foreground picks up notes of red from flowers and the door in the background. You can see that this is a small garden, but there is so much beauty and interest in this space.
I love the patio area and the walkway back to the garage. What a wonderful space to share a meal.
The gold-leaved coleus in the two containers seem to glow almost as bright and welcoming as the windows of the house.
Arianne shared a lot of beautiful photos of her garden, so we’ll be back tomorrow with more!
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