Friday, August 6, 2010

Sublime Lime Design


Shenandoah Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah')

Various Tender Succulents

Golden Oregano (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' )

Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' )

Sedum Angelina (Sedum rupestre)

Yellow Ice Plant (Delosperma nubigerum)

Sedum Autumn Joy

Red Mountain Ice Plant (Delosperma dyeri 'Psdold')

Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)

Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) unfurling

Want to lighten up an area in your gardens?  Choosing a lime or golden version of a plant brings an instant glow, drawing the eye to the planting.  Using lime colored plants with contrasting colors makes a great statement at any time of the season.

What do all of the above plants have in common in addition to their great color?  For the most part they are all pest free, waterwise, disease free, and low maintenance plant choices. Most of them are undesirable to rabbits or deer. They are all growing in my Zone 4/5 yard where they get little supplemental water, very little additional fertilizer, and are all very happy.  So, next time you're looking for a dose of "wow" in the garden, try some lime!

6 comments:

  1. I LOVE lime colors and don't really have enough of them in my garden. I love your selection of lime plants. I really must get a few of those.

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  2. Thanks Jean, I love lime also, and not just in the garden. Key Lime Pie, Lime Sherbet, Lime Water are all eye openers just like these plants! Since I have so many shady areas, the limes and the golds are really nice to brighten up the space.

    Kathy

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  3. Dear GA ... I love this post... what a bright and cheery idea, as well as environmentally thoughtful. Great textures and color! ;>)

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  4. I love all shades of green and lime really stands out! I have Duranta erecta aurea, Yellow hanging on a basket in my small garden, it's so bright and pretty. You have a very nice garden and great nature photography! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm looking forward to following your posts.

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  5. They are beautiful but aren't they colonizers. I've had some sedum before and other succulents but they get to be so vigourous i had to let them go. Maybe in our tropics they are different. thanks.

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  6. Love the ostrich ferns. Ferns unfolding are one of my favorite backyard sights.

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