Beyond The Garden Gate Weigelas
|May 8, 2011||Posted by Helen under Home Decor & Travel|
Hello, I’m happy to have you visiting my garden area. I am not much of a gardener, mainly due to allergies. The best plants for me, are ones I can enjoy without getting very close. Surely, anyone, who has ever lived in an area where Weigelas grow, would agree with how welcoming they are. They make me feel glad that they are in my garden.
The Weigelas in the photos are one of the first things guests see when they arrive in our driveway. Yeah–right behind the garden gate, that I recently told how I had to found that gate. Also, I mentioned finding the container idea in Southern Living magazine a few years ago. This time of year, not only do our guests first see the gate–they see these huge bushes of Weigelas rising above our four foot tall fence. The height of these shrubs showcases the beautiful trumpet shaped bloom. So help me! This year the blooms look lavender and then another glance and some blooms appear a wee bit more like violet. I just love them and am glad they bloomed later this year, than ever.
One year they were loaded with blooms! I mean they were showing off what they were all about. A friend was having a birthday luncheon for her father, and needed flowers for the tables. All I had blooming, at that time, were the Weigelas and she was welcome to as many as she wanted. Imagine my surprise, when I arrived for the luncheon and saw the blooms in clear, shallow dishes. They were lovely and the truth is they provided more beauty than a larger arrangement would have. Best of all, we could see each other as these low arrangements did not obstruct our view.
Frankly, I had not heard of any other colors of Weigelas until I read about them online in more detail. You might be interested in googling to see what colors might work well for you and your garden. Hope you enjoy the photos…it was a rainy day!
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