Saturday, 26 February 2011

O, Amaranthus ! How I love thee...

Time to look with glee and anticipation on internet sites of Garden Specialists and in seed-catalogues .
I visited this lovely garden here above last year ( a garden open for Charity in the National Garden Scheme ) and was stunned by the colour in their borders in late August- usually the time when most gardens grind to a halt apart from some Dahlia's and Phloxes.But this was full of glorious colours.I wish I could remember the name.. but when I do I will include it in this post.
I particularly liked the colour combinations of the pops of colour of orange, and dark purple and red...and had not come across an upright Amaranthus before( the dark-red lead and flowers below).
It is really something I would like to re-create this year.
 I was already working on a border full of hot colours which you can see in this post .

The house would be nice too, hahahaha.

But especially it has made me determined to grow Amaranthus again.
So I am going this year for Amaranthus cruentus Oeschburg( see below).Then I just need to find the spiky orange Dahlia's.
and also for Amaranthus caudatus Red.(Because I just love it )

 And while I am at it, I think I will go for the green version, Amarantus caudatus Green as well, as it will look great in diplays.
It will set me back about £6,- to order this up...and I have already found the site for it : Jungleseeds.
Do you know what you are going to grow this year ??
I look forward to your comments!!

I am linking this to The strut your stuff link party
 outdoor wednesday

and to the Sunday favourites 

Millie and Maud.

If you would like to follow their latest adventures , you can find the link to their blog here


Aledia said...

Beautiful Pictures! and yes, it would be just grand to live in a home like that! Have a great day!

Chari at Happy To Design said...


Ohhh...the Amaranthus really is beautiful! I love that it comes in such a beautiful variety of color! You're right, I think it would be lovely for floral arrangements! I wish you the best on your garden this year!

Thank you for joining in with the Sunday Favorites repost party this week!

Have a fabulous day, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design


Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I love your dogs. Milly and Maud. I'm a dog lover too, we just lost our Pug Ben, last year, he was 12 and I'm still missing him, I just cry at the thought of him jmping at me and performing lots of tricks for so I can reward him with food. So many memories. They die though, I hate it!