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LIFE IS A GARDEN; ENJOY THE STROLL.

April 15, 2014

FRIENDLY LITTLE GARDEN FACE

©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
This stone bench support was left by the curb.  I guess those folks didn't see the friendly little alien face, one so reminiscent of a 1970's movie.  It is at home and smiling in my garden nestled between Geranium 'Rozanne' and Carex testacea, two outstanding perennial performers, both in containers or in the garden.

Geranium 'Rozanne' performs almost nonstop from late spring through autumn.  It's cheery blue-violet flowers blend well with all colors, though I would caution combining it with red; that's an irritating clash for the eyes.

The bronzy metallic blades of Carex testacea deliver a grassy accent almost year round for zone 7-ers. It is a complementary neutral for many applications, and a stately container soloist.

Experiment with these two plants this season; they won't disappoint.  And, be sure to look out for abandoned friendly little faces; give them something to smile about.

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