Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Peak Bloom in Queen Anne

I've posted several stories about my work with Dr. Brian Coleman and his infamous house in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood. Come August and into September, the final push for more flowers is quite evident in the massive array of colors, forms and textures I've attempted to incorporate into a house and garden, who's motto is "The more the better!", really comes together.

Have a look:

Queen Anne Home Sept 2010

Geranium with Phormium Composition
There's something about the contrast and collaboration of these two plants that make it very effective. This is Phormium tenax purpurea with Pelargonium 'Mrs. Pollock' or Tricolor Geranium.

Front Steps Container Planting Composition
The front steps look amazing accented with those large Ensete bananas.

Geranium Persian Shield and Coleus Composition
OMG, talk about color!!

Windowbox and Lower Bed Composition
The windowbox and surrounding seasonal plantings were exceptional this year highlighted with a blooming Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue'!

There's lots of work to do to keep this up and cooling temperatures that will do most of the annuals in for the season. Now, there's a subtle transition taking place to integrate more winter interests.


1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful unique! And the gardens are spectacular!