I’m really not sure why I grow ‘Glads’, as my Grandpa used to call them. I selected the subtlest of the available colours – 2 different softish pinks, and planted them around orange trees in a raised bed on the sunny side of the water tank. They have gone wild, shooting up in all directions, more every year, covering up the young orange trees and the runner beans behind them. I’m sure it’s the mixture of 3 manures (llama, chicken, and sheep) that made them go so mad – they are relatively normal where I’ve transplanted some to the other side of the water tank.
There’s still something so over the top about them, but they sort of blend in in a tropical setting, here with Mountain Papaya, species Cannas, Brugmansia, and Alocasia Odora.
They are combined here with Hydrangea Blue Wave and Bridal Bouquet, and unnamed blue Hydrangea macrophylla, white Thalictrum, Lavender Sidonie, and a few sweet peas.
I also couldn’t resist another vase of blue Hydrangeas, and lots of little vases of Sweet Peas.
Be sure to check out Cathy’s blog Rambling in the Garden where there are snowdrops and SNOW! today.