Garden Photo of the Day

A perfect match

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

I took today’s photo while touring some gardens last spring with Rebecca Sweet in Los Altos Hills, California. Since she’s worked and designed in this garden, I thought I’d let her describe this photo. Rebecca says, “In Geri Macomber’s Los Altos Hills garden, she nestled a stately urn in one of her planting beds. The urn’s dark brown color with its crackled white glaze help it to blend seamlessly with the neighboring ‘Iceberg’ roses.  The purple lupine is a welcome jolt of color in this tranquil setting.” Thanks, Rebecca! I definitely want to revisit this garden next time I’m in California.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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  1. Vojt 01/31/2011

    Beautiful, and I'm pretty sure that is a salvia, not a lupine. :)

  2. sweetrebecca 01/31/2011

    Ha! Yes, Vojt above is correct - its salvia. I had just finished ordering some lupine from Annie's Annuals when I wrote that caption so I had Lupine on the Brain!

  3. margotnavarre 01/31/2011

    nice location of urn next to the porch with the combination of roses. Do the roses have a lot of fragrance?

  4. arboretum 01/31/2011

    and an amphora, not an urn! a lovely lovely scenario. i just wish the exposure weren't so dark.

  5. sheilaschultz 01/31/2011

    This would be a lovely painting... the white crackle of the glaze on the urn plays beautifully with the 'Iceberg' roses. Very serene.

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