Friday, June 10, 2011

Color for the weekend...

Botany Hall at Phipps Conservatory

Botany hall at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA is off to the side from all of the newer construction, but still a great place to catch your garden-lovers breath.

For anyone who is still deliberating about which annuals to plant this year, this yellow and purple combination is worth thinking about. I love how it echoes the yellow and purples from the perennial plants planted down the path to the fountain. They let the yellow-edge yucca and Russian sage set the color scheme for this summer planting. Wonderful idea for tying it all together.

~ Photo taken in September 2008 ~
See more of Phipps' during their Spring Show 2011

   With "Color for the weekend," I will be delving into the tremendous store of old photos I have from before my writing days to share with you all.  Hopefully they will be an inspiring end to your week!


  1. Nice combo. I will have purple and yellow in the Front Garden. It is one of the easiest color schemes to keep going here.

  2. I love the purple and yellow!!
    We seriously need to plan a time to go, Julie :):)

  3. Beautiful photos! Such a lovely mix of the yellow and green foliage with the various flowers. I love the fountain too - it makes a nice focal point.

  4. I miss PA and all the lovely gardening places of excellence. Really pretty images Julie.

  5. What a fun place to visit. Great photos.

  6. I also like how the yellow and purple tones complement the rich golden color of the building. A lovely place!

  7. Purple and yellow seem to be a staple this year in my garden also.


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