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Passionate Rainbow Gaura

Passionate Rainbow Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri "Passionate Rainbow")

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Hello Orgratis and welcome to GoY.
Did you find the border fork! I too found GoY while searching for something else, had a quick look and signed up. I have found some very useful ideas/plants to try out but, its been an interesting tangent/distraction, so much so that cant remember what it was I was originally looking for!!...... so just in case ......don't forget your garden fork!

This photo looks lovely, a lovely delicate 'fly away' meadow look. Very pretty.

21 Sep, 2009


Thanks. The Gaura really overwhelmed its neighbors. Still looking for the fork: been too preoccupied with reading GoY posts!

21 Sep, 2009


Ummmm....thought you might fall into the trap of enjoying the posts etc. The site is simply way to interesting and useful for our own are we suppose to garden while doing this??

21 Sep, 2009


Wonderful array of colours here Orgratis...:>)

23 Sep, 2009


Thanks, Motinot. It started out as a blue and silver bed, but the gaura commanded attention. Should be interesting when the hot pink Schizostylus bloom soon (left center). The Queen Fabiola Broadiaea my daughter chose got buried under the exuberant gaura, Crazy Daisy, and artemesia. By the way, I mix in basil, kale, aubergine, even peppers with my flower beds, so you might want to add veggies to your border so you remember to care for them.

23 Sep, 2009


This looks wonderful and theres yet more to come!!
Terrific idea about mixing the veg in so to remember to attend to them, excellent idea.

23 Sep, 2009


Pretty planting :o)

5 Oct, 2009


Thanks. The Schizostylus shows up as a coral pink now, next to the violet & pink! I'll try to add a photo of that, too.

5 Oct, 2009


A lovely full border.

17 Oct, 2009


I LIKE full borders - I don't like bare soil. Did 'Queen Fabiola' come up?

I grow those - and I've just planted 100 more!! :-))

20 Oct, 2009


I generally plant borders a minimum of 8 ft wide (usually 10 to 15ft!), aiming for the sort of fullness you so well achieved, Spritz. As I am new to Oregon, renting (& have to move next month), & was taking care of my mom until mid-April, I got a very late start. The heavy clay almost defeated me, & the brambles that snuck in. I planted Lithodora "Grace Ward" along the edge which is nearly invisible under the extra mizuna I tucked in. Thought Cerinthe major purpurascens would look nice with the Silver Lace dusty miller which was supposed to grow to only 8 to 12" but is closer to 24" (!) so the honeybells are struggling & reseeding further away. Queen Fabiola wavered with a sort of wistfulness at being deposed by such a rank commoner as a daisy, altho brodiaea is apparently a common NW native. (<> researches names & myths of plants that I find delightful.) Taller alliums would probably hold their own in this free for all! The clary sage bloomed & promptly died, as did the Mountain Bachelor Buttons & Salvia "May Night." But Salvia "Mystic Spires", a S. longispicata x farinacea cross, is still going strong & tall: hope it over winters so I can move it next door come Spring. All grist for the mill to plan next year's border, and to include some of your excellent plant ideas.

20 Oct, 2009

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