My last post was, perhaps a bit negative, so I'm following it with these very beautiful images from a recent visit to the Jardin botanique de Montréal. There were some wonderful container plantings, but also flower beds planted out in seasonal (rather than perennial) combinations, one example that I show here is the pairing of a Dracena marginata possibly 'Colorama' and a pale pink Gaura . There was a lot of use of Papyrus as a vertical element in many of the container plantings, and on closer observation we were thrilled to see it's new shots emerging from the base, reminding us of motifs in ancient egyptian art. At the time of posting this my header is an image of Persicaria 'Red Dragon' and an unidentified Coleus, another great JBM combo that I'm showing again in this collection of pictures. The final image is the base of a Penjing in the Chinese garden, the tree itself was lovely but I was most taken by the planting at its base, a combination of Sedum dasyphyllum and two unidentified ferns.
|One of the many container plantings at the JBM.|
|At the base of the Papyrus new shoots emerging.|
|A hot pink Dracena marinate paid with a pale pink Gaura.|
|Persicaria 'Red Dragon' and Coleus.|
|The base of a Penjing planted with Sedum dasyphyllum and ferns.|