Garden Designers Roundtable: Color crazy!


I was reliving my Florida vacation yesterday when 10 of my compadres at Garden Designers Roundtable posted about color. But last night I read through their posts, drooling over the pictures and getting great ideas for my garden. Be sure to check them out to jazz up your world with a little color. Here are the links:

Rebecca Sweet: Gossip in the Garden, Los Altos, CA
Susan Cohan: Miss Rumphius’ Rules, Chatham, NJ
Ivette Soler: The Germinatrix, Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Keys: Garden Smackdown, Boston, MA
Christina Salwitz: Personal Garden Coach, Renton, WA
Genevieve Schmidt: North Coast Gardening, Arcata, CA
Jocelyn Chilvers: The Art Garden, Denver, CO
Rochelle Greayer: Studio “G”, Boston, MA
Douglas Owens-Pike: Energyscapes, Minneapolis, MN
Scott Hokunson: Blue Heron Landscapes, Granby, CT


These photos are of my Japanese maple, whose fresh green leaves tipped with rosy red glow like a stained-glass window. Tiny pink-and-ivory flowers dangle below the leaves. I nearly overlooked them, but what a beautiful spring detail.

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6 Responses

  1. Nancy Bond says:

    Your maple is gorgeous — and thanks for the links. I think we’re all a little starved for colour this time of year. :)

  2. Gail says:

    They are really very fine trees and can add needed color to a shady spot…The leaves are so commanding, it’s easy to overlook the blooms. gail

  3. Thanks, Pam, we appreciate your support!!

  4. Sheila says:

    Lovely! I have sworn off Japanese Maples because they do not do well here with our alkaline soils and water and look awful as soon as summer arrives. I can only admire them from afar!

  5. Town Mouse says:

    Well, let me see. Which plant harmonizes with alligator skin? ;->

  6. Lola says:

    Love that Japanese Maple. Will have to put it on my want list. First must check which one will do better here.