Love orange and red-violet together (pics)

hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)June 16, 2011

I love orange and red-violet. Today Spin-Off was blooming in the gloom with Maid of Orange and the stems of echinaceas, and it was so nice I took some photos.

Spin-Off

With Maid of Orange, which is reblooming well this year:

Other red-violet and orange flowers today:

Earlier this year in May, Tennison Ridge and Cajun Rhythm:

And a shot of Drama Queen annual poppy for fun:

Renee

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marricgardens

Beautiful pictues! I love Maid of Orange and Spin Off together. They make a cute couple. Marg

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 8:25AM
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sunnyjay

I know I've said it before but I love, love, LOVE your garden!
Jason

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 3:14PM
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Nancy zone 6

They do look wonderful together! Your garden is so beautiful.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 3:19PM
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chadinlg

Purple and Orange is my fav color combo :)

Echinaceae... do you have luck keeping it going for more than 2 years ? Mine always disappear...

Chad

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 7:15PM
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gottagarden(z5 western NY)

Gorgeous! those are great colors together.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 7:04AM
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mrtoad(7b NC)

excellent - nice color combination

mr toad

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 7:40AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Thanks. I have trouble finding colors to go with orange since I so strangely don't like it with blue or blue-purples.

Chad, I have only grown echinacea for two seasons. I have tried in the past and they have died (there's a great thread on the CA forum called 'Echinaceas- fussy for you?'). This time I planted them next to the foxgloves because both require far more water than any other plant I grow. They are getting water four days a week- two regular sprinkler waterings with everything else, then twice weekly hand-watering. The labels that say they are 'drought tolerant' mean that they can stand not getting monsoon rains daily if they are growing in a swampy meadow, I think.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 2:30AM
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organic_kitten(8)

They are lovely, Renee! as usual.
kay

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 5:09AM
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cziga(Zone 5 -Toronto)

I love your garden pathway!! Beautiful curves with irises poking out around the corners, just lovely :)

I really like your first photo, with the Iris and the stems of the echinacea! Even if they aren't flowers yet, it just looks very cool :)

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 11:26PM
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organic_kitten(8)

Those are gorgeous together, Renee. I love them separately or together, but they really look good together.
kay

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 8:06PM
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aseedisapromise

I really like it when a garden has a theme, it lets me know that the gardener isn't just buying whatever is on sale, but is actually thinking about design and as a viewer I feel included in the consideration, too. I am kind of a color whore of sorts, I like them all, and it can be a problem. I think M of O and Spin Off are nice, but I also really like Tennyson Ridge and Cajun Rhythm.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 8:13AM
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