[gardeners] Re: Color me friendly

SECK138@aol.com (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 7 Oct 1998 17:28:40 EDT

Liz Albrook (ealbrook@lewiston.com) Thank you very much for your suggestion.
I have always had a problem with color.  So I will try your method next year
of planting similiar colors to tone it down.  I am bored with repeating too
many plants.  I like my garden to be one of discovery.  What lighter purples
do you know that bloom this time of year? Other than more asters,  I already
have a ton.  I love persicaria this time of year because it blooms through
November with those bright deep pink/red colored plumes.  But it really
doesn't tone down the purple dome though.  What is also blooming is eupatorium
and  I have that in bright white, purple and pink. So I will try that next to
each other.  The purple eupatorium I do have in several places because it is a
very soft color and blends nicely.  The fall blooming daisy I have in white,
cimicifuga is going into bloom now but is white also.  I can't believe it but
my ruber centranthus is reblooming (that is same color as persicaria)  This
has never happened before. Toad lily is in bloom as well as sedum varieties.
Toad lily has a purple look to it but I keep that in a special place so that
it gets noticed.  I don't want it overwhelmed by the purple dome aster.  My
heliopsis is still in bloom.  Been in bloom since June looking a little tired
now.  I have some pink phlox in bloom still.  This never happens.  Funny year.
Chris from Braintree Z5