Some Colour in the Backyard Border

June 9, 2010 - This is what my backyard border looks like today. The 'Brilliant' Oriental poppies, perrenial sage 'Caradonna', and two types of irises are blooming. I don't know the names of the irises, I just call them my 'periwinkle blue irises' and my 'purple edged' irises.

The blue irises and the 'Caradonna' Perennial Sage (Salvia nemorosa)are shown below.


  1. The salvia is fabulous, isn't it? I love blue in a border and have this plant in mine. Your iris and poppy complement each other beautifully.

    Thanks for mentioning me in your last post, and for visiting my blog today.

    About 'Pearly Everlasting', I have some in my garden too, but I don't pull all of it out as it is a good food source for Painted Lady butterflies... I don't know if you have them in your part of the world.

  2. The blue iris are a great colour. Even in the shade of the border they stand out. I like the sweeping curve of our border. You have lots of depth for planting.

  3. I love the color combo of the blue and the orange. The poppy realy makes the blue pop but I would imagine a pale yellow companion would give the blue iris a completely different feel. I love when you find flowers that work in so many different scenerios.

  4. To Debbie - who left me a comment: I must have hit the wrong key because I lost your message. If you check back, please leave me another one, so I can have a look at your blog. I'm not sure what happened there!


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