Friday, October 2, 2009

Warmth, Passion, and Enthusiasm in the Garden

Orange: A color of Fall, of Halloween, and in my garden, one of the Fiesta colors.

Zinnias, with the energy of a fiery blaze.


A bouquet of orange roses may be a sign of romantic feelings and
the desire to move a relationship beyond the stage of friendship.




Tithonia with purple Alternanthera, orange Bulbine, Vetiver grass and a Gulf Fritillary butterfly.

Trying out a new background color, I think the blue compliments these orange flowers.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Nell,
    I like the colors of your blooms and foliage, and your new blog colors. I change mine from time to time, and was thinking about changing my template, but decided to wait until the blotanical voting was over so no one would be confused.

    I am still amazed at the height of my tithonias across the street. Some of them are at least 4 feet taller than I am, which is 5 foot 7 inches. I'm glad I learned about them from you.

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  2. Nell,
    I like the blue too. I am fickle when it comes to color, I am constantly changing my blog and even rooms in my house on occasion get the switcheroo.
    very pretty pictures, I haven't tried tithonia in CO. I will add to my seed list.
    Rosey

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  3. I didn't get many orange zinnias this year. I had mostly pink. I've got to get me some tithonia. I have some hellianthus, but I really like the orange. That alternanthera looks great too. ;)

    I'll be digging one up and repotting it for the house tomorrow. I want to make sure I can carry that one on to next year now that I know what it can do.

    I like the blue.

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  4. Your garden is so bright with lovely warm colours & the sunshine just makes a nice happy feeling.
    Do remember to collect and keep the seeds for the next season.

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  5. Zinnias are such nice flowers for the garden and are so easy to grow that it would be a shame not to! I like the orange ones you have, ours are mostly mixed. The blue background looks good.

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  6. That left zinnia has such disheveled petals!

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  7. I love my zinnias and cosmos...although I haven't had any orange this year. To be honest, I'm still not able to come out of my 'summer flowers' mindset. Fall reminds me of endings and I'm not ready yet. I just want to hang on as long as I can, until the leaves are off the trees, before I face reality;-)

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  8. I love your Autumn colours, we are in Spring and it's all pinks and purples here.

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  9. The flowers really do look pretty against the blue background. Those oranges do show passion and warmth.

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  10. Lovely flowers, and the orange butterfly fits right in. I love the life that orange brings to the garden. Funny, I never had any liking for orange until a few years ago, but since then I've found it very enjoyable and full of energy.

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  11. I have been thinking I need to change my blog, too. I love the blue. It is perfect.

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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