After I walked about taking photos, I kept thinking of that song, Silver and Gold, and I repeated purple and green as I searched. Why are these two colors so striking and yet soothing in the garden I wonder?
One, the four varieties of coleus planted next to the Virgin Mary in the side garden. All have performed beautifully even during our 100F plus temperatures. Being sun coleus, they can take a lot of heat as long as they have plenty of water.
Two, the dark purple millet I bought at TLC for $5.00 a container on sale. I also have seeds for next year and will definitely plant them throughout the garden if the millet doesn’t replicate itself.
Three, Japanese dianthus with its fleshy leaves beat the heat by a mile and looks cool doing it. Everyone who can should grow this plant. It’s cold hardy through USDA Zone 6-10. As a side note, in this picture, it resembles Senorita Rosalita cleome above. However, it is really a very low growing plant in the garden while the bonita Senorita is much taller with airier foliage.
That’s my Three for Thursday. Thanks to Cindy at My Corner of Katy for this fun meme.