Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Eyes! My Eyes!



I'm pretty sure this color combination qualifies as what my wonderful friend Gail of Clay and Limestone refers to as "Clown Pants".  Screaming yellow Texas Buttercups (Ranunculus macranthera), hot pink Toadflax (Linaria maroccana), Johnny Jump-Ups (Viola cornuta) and Lady in Red Salvia (Salvia coccinea) do not a felicitous combination make.  They certainly are eye-catching, though!

10 comments:

Gail said...

You know my dear, I love clown pants gardens very much and yours is eye catching! Thank you for the link love! xogail

The Bama Gardener said...

What is clown pants gardening?!

Layanee said...

I don't mind these clown pants. The combo made me smile especially since my landscape is white.

Barb Sawyer said...

Have enjoyed looking at your pics! We have eliminated grass on our half+ acre in Virginia, but our yard is mostly shady and so the look is very different. Let's hear it for plants - not grass!

Kathy said...

I like the red and yellow, or the hot pink and yellow with the violas. It's the hot pink and red that don't play well together. But I'm with Layanee: in a winter wonderland, any color is refreshing!

Caroline said...

I prefer "kaleidoscope." I love it! I've managed to plant orange cosmos and pomegranate near pink roses. Talk about yer clown pants - the ladies that shop for gaudy capri pants at Stein Mart would be proud of that combo!

HolleyGarden said...

I love eye-catching combinations! Who cares what color they are - they're blooms!!!!

Lucy Abbott said...

Oh Cindy! I love it! I’m very fond of HOT colors and I’m also fond of those plants! WELL DONE!

David said...

...and don't forget those orange butterfly weeds in the background to round out the color wheel.
So, have any of your butterflies complained? What? Not a single one?
:0) I'm thinking they are delighted by the clown pants gardens we have when compared to the rows of carpet grass turf pants gardens that offer nary a drop of nectar.
David/:0)

Lancashire rose said...

Is the toadflax just the native one? I have it show up every year but it is tiny. Would love to have larger flowers like yours.