Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm Going Through a Red Phase

Have you noticed? Every annual I have bought this year has been blood red. I wish you could see these Zinnias. They are deep saturated red. Like a hankie after a nosebleed. Mmm, maybe too gross. How about freshly washed fire engine red? Or the puddle-of-ketchup-next-to-your-fries red. I can't remember the last time I saw pure red Zinnias.

It started with the Red Petunias matched with red verbena and white petunias in the face planter. I didn't pick the white, they came already planted together.

I thought to mix this Verbena to go with the red Zinnias, but I sorta like it alone on the pedestal.

The splash of color certainly brightens up the yard.

3 comments:

Kate said...

Love that red. Love to wear it and love to see it in the garden. Beautiful photographs. Thank you.

deejbrown said...

Not to mention that red is a RB Throated Hummingbird magnet! Red to red!

dAwN said...

My dad loves red flowers too..Here in his garden..lots of red..and also bits of yellow.Beautiful flowers!