|Peony 'Coral Sunset' (left) and 'Pink Hawaiian Coral'|
Pink steals the originality of the corals, and corals tend to ruin the innocence of the baby pink shades. They just don't play well together.
|Peony 'Salmon Glory'|
|Peony 'Red Charm'|
If I'd planted Peony 'Salmon Glory' near the corals, I'm not sure if I could live with it. It seems to have been imbued with the faintest hint of orange, but not enough so that you wouldn't call it pink on first glance.
Blooms of Bressingham introduction has happily cavorted in my raised bed for the past four years. All it requires is sun and a serious shearing after the first flush of blooms for it to keep returning.
|Geranium 'Rozanne' with |
Salvia 'May Night'
|Allium 'His Excelency'|
|Centaurea 'Amethyst Dream'|
1. I've always felt that pursuits like gardening should have few rules when it comes to aesthetics. After all, taste is a judgement call. So if you prefer to mix pink and coral, the color police aren't going to beat down your door. In some cases, it actually works.
2. When it comes to subtleties of colors and shades, photographs can be misleading. I'm no good at taking landscape shots that show how well certain plants go together so I take individual plant portraits. It's up to the imagination and a leap of faith to picture them as neighbors in your garden.