Sweet peas and calamint
The last of the daylilies!

White delight

High 74 F
Low  52 F

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Casa Blanca lilies and Phlox 'David'

Have you ever dreamed of an all white garden such as the garden of Vita Sackville West at Sissinghurst, England?  An all white garden has the advantage of night visibility and a shining purity which is  Dsc_0023
Looking back toward the patio

refreshingly energetic.  My weekend included a cookout at the home of a friend and colleague. She has planted a white border and a white garden in the back of her home.    It was a lovely garden in which to spend an afternoon  meeting new friends and sampling the delicious party fare.  The fragrance of the Casa Blanca lilies permeated the patio area and mingled with the aromas of the barbecue for ultimate sensory satisfaction!  Sitting on the patio or the deck above afforded this view of the white garden at the back of the lawn. Dsc_0024 I think the blue pedestal just makes all the white and silver plants  look that much brighter.  There was a 'bouncy' house in the background for the kids just out of view.  They had a great time with that! Dsc_0025 Here is another view of this white garden which includes white cleome, cerastium, pentas, artemisia, new guinea impatiens, datura, Echinacea 'White Swan' and on the tuteur, a  Grandpa Ott purple morning glory. Sorry about the bike in the background.  Here is one more shot of this garden Dsc_0026 and then the nice bistro set with the luscious and overflowing herb jar sitting on the tableDsc_0027 below these accent window boxes in a white and purple color scheme. Dsc_0021 The window boxes contain purple petunias, lobelia, white new guinea impatiens, angelonia and spike plant (dracaena).  Oh, and trailing vinca vine.   It was a great afternoon in a lovely garden.   It really made me think about the effectiveness of a color scheme. What about you?  What are your thoughts on color schemes and making them work in your garden?

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