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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
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. 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! 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 and then the nice bistro set with the luscious and overflowing herb jar sitting on the table below these accent window boxes in a white and purple color scheme. 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?