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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Dec 4, 2011 11:16 AM CST
I love this.
I have an area of my garden devoted to blue and lavender irises. It's my favorite area in May.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Dec 4, 2011 12:18 PM CST
What a great idea.
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Sharon
Dec 4, 2011 12:28 PM CST
Here you go, took me a while to find it again.

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ge1836
Dec 4, 2011 12:37 PM CST
WOW waht a great combination. I love the same palet in lights and darks.
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Dec 4, 2011 12:42 PM CST
They grow in a bed on the west side of the house and when the setting sun shines on them it's like magic! I can't find a picture of that, but you can imagine.
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ge1836
Dec 4, 2011 1:54 PM CST
I'll say.
Was the westside a creative decission?
Peole think gardens just happen.
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Dec 4, 2011 2:18 PM CST
It was part of my plan. I wasn't sure how those colors would look in the setting sun, but it really doesn't change the colors much, only makes them sort of glow.

In the back I planted golds and yellows and reds for a different look in the setting sun. On the east side, I planted white shade plants. So yes, the sun plays a large part in my gardening plans. I like the way the light plays with colors and in turn creates moods.





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ge1836
Dec 4, 2011 5:47 PM CST
I had not given that much thought to east or west plantings.
There was a DG'er who planted so that her colors changed with the season,went from cool to warm. OMG I am just not that clever.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Dec 4, 2011 5:57 PM CST
Oh but look at the glow.

Wish I could paint that.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Dec 5, 2011 3:40 AM CST
I almost think acrilics woild be the best medium for deep glowing color.

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