What do gardeners do when it is looks like the
day is going to be a total loss and there is not even
a hint of some sunshine? The day started out foggy
and only got worse with a steady rain falling out
side. With not even being able to sneak out and
check the flowers beds for some more sign of life
I had to find my sunshine from the picture files
to brighten the day a little.
Looking through the picture files one thing became
apparent, my garden is lacking in the color sunshine yellow.
Then I remembered Rebecca @ " In The Garden"
had posted a Rainbow Invitation so thinking this
would be a fun project I went on a search for
Roy G. Biv
Now red was easy to find with the help of
my 'Crimson Bouquet' roses. They are what
are pictured in the header collage.
And if that is not red enough I can always count
on the huge blooms of the 'Lord Baltimore' hibiscus.
I have the red amaryllis also but I know everyone
must be tired of seeing them.
This is my orange find. Alright it is not really
orange but I am not fond of the color orange as many
of my blogger friends know. So this 'Pardon Me' Lily
will have to do.
Oh, I almost forgot about the orange mums
that were grown from seed. Well that do for orange?
Now to the absent color of yellow in my garden.
'Moombeam Coreopsis is one that never fails to
please. The one wished change I would have for
this flower is that it had sturdier stems but on
the other hand it will grow in any type of soil.
It has dainty cream yellow blooms.
On the other hand 'Stella de Oro' lilies are very yellow.
The 'Japanese Painted Fern' will is green but leaning
toward the silver and burgundy area so may not count.
But the woodland ferns that were moved into my
front shade bed is a lovely green.
'Sentimental Blue' campanula is a true blue.
Correction it is Blue Chips not Sentimental Blue!
But not as brilliant color of blue as the 'Bluebird' Delphinium.
' Laura' is shorter than the other phlox but its
indigo color is lovely and its fragrance devine.
This indigo delphinium needs a name.
This Purple Clustered Bellflower will be the violet
color in the garden.
And 'Blue Hill' salvia is more violet than its blue
Sadly the only picture I have of an actual rainbow was
this one I caught as it was almost faded away last
Do You Have A Rainbow in Your Garden?