There are so many colorful things going on around Happy Acres right now I thought I would share some of the images. I’ll start with the color red. The Easy Wave Red Velour petunias are so well named. I’ve got a container planted with this variety in the Wild Garden, and one plant provides a lot of color.
Nearby the petunia some Asclepias tuberosa (aka butterfly weed) is blooming. The orange blossoms are a magnet to butterflies and bees.
A different red is showing up in the form of ripe raspberries.
These purple blossoms are so pretty they could belong to an ornamental plant, but they don’t. Many gardeners will recognize they are blooming potato plants. This is the Purple Majesty variety that also has purple fleshed potatoes.
Another edible plant that is pretty enough to be an ornamental is this Red Sails lettuce. The color isn’t as red as the petunias, but it is lovely anyway, as well as being tasty.
There’s another another shade of red on our currant bush. The currants aren’t real large, but there are lots of them.
Purple is the color of Kolibri kohlrabi. At least the skin is purple, though inside the flesh is white.
Speaking of whte, the astilbes are blooming, their fluffy plumes brightening up the shade garden.
Also blooming white is the Snow Queen oakleaf hydrangea.
The big leaves of the Blue Angel hosta are a blue-green color.
In the early morning, we have the dew-covered hips on the rugosa rose, which are still green at this point.
And last but not least we have the yellow flowers of the Cima di Rapa (aka broccoli raab). I let a few plants bloom because they are attractive to pollinators and beneficial insect. I also think they’re pretty.
I hope you enjoyed this look at some of the colors at Happy Acres, and I hope your day is full of color too!
You are ahead of me. My currants haven’t started to turn yet. Or maybe I haven’t looked recently. Though I’m sure my raspberries aren’t close to starting. Though I see everyday as I step out the door. That raspberry red is so pretty though.
So many colorful flowers and fruits! I have butterfly weed blooming also. It is one of my favorite perennials.
Beautiful photos! Oh, those raspberries!!!
I love, love, love the butterfly weed – I am really obsessed with orange flowers lately and just can’t get enough of them!