orange in the garden

It’s February. How about another color study, this time in orange? Color theory has orange as vital, energetic, happy, but on this cold windy day I’m appreciating its warmth. I’ve promised Billie a walk but am procrastinating heading out into the wind and instead have been rubbing my hands together over digital embers of orange. Included are calceolaria, iris, lots of aloes, glaucium, poppies, ranunculus, isoplexis, kniphofia of course, gerbera, lilies, tithonia, arctotis, leucospermum, fritillaria, ornithogalum, oil drums, senecio, eschscholzia, leonotis, canna (so think of matching name to photo as a kind of game). For the Oregon garden, I’m counting the days til sowing seeds six weeks before the last frost, a moving and slippery target, especially if snow does a reprise of 2023 and makes an appearance in late April again. Daydreaming orange is great for steadying the when-to-sow-stuff nerves and impatiently waiting for plants and seeds to arrive on the porch. Stay warm!

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6 Responses to orange in the garden

  1. Elaine says:

    I notice you snuck in a whole lot of aloes in the mix too. Don’t imagine any are blooming in your Oregon garden right now. You’re right orange is a wonderful colour from full-on in-your-face to subtle and soft. All do lift your spirits. Best time to look for beautiful eye candy plant photos is when it’s raining or snowing. I am watching a whole lot of eye-candy videos right now.

  2. Kris P says:

    It’s be wonderful if one could have all those orange flowers in one place! I hope Billie got her walk 😉

  3. hb says:

    I like orange and plants with orange flowers, foliage and fruit of course seem to do really well here. Excellent pictures!

  4. Tracy says:

    Love the orange! I hope you got a nice walk with Billie 🙂

  5. Jerry says:

    Heh, I thought when you said oil drums, that it was the common name of a plant I wasn’t familiar with. But then, there they were, real oil drums! My favorites are the deep, almost burnt orange colors when paired with yellow, silvers, and blue. That little orange vase with the tithonia and miscanthus, yes!

  6. While I enjoyed your scarlet post I LOVED this orange one. Wowsa. This has me itching to get out in the garden again. Maybe later this week when the sun is supposed to make a return. Thanks for the digital warmth!

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