Chartreuse with a Touch of Red

by Cynthia

I do not think I would consciously pair chartreuse green with red in the garden but that is indeed what I noticed growing in combination together the other day while out patrolling the garden with camera in hand.

I first noticed this color combination on my potted Japanese maple. Note the red tips on its tender new green leaves.

Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

This happens to be a coral bark Japanese maple. (Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’)

Speaking of coral in the garden, I also noticed my flaming red coral bells (Heuchera) {I have grown these particular coral bells for well over 7 years now and unfortunately have long-lost what they are} in full bloom next to my almost in bloom lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis). There’s that chartreuse and red combo again!

Coral bells with Lady's mantle

I know I would not purposefully plant these color combinations together but seeing them in my garden I appreciate how they actually complement each other rather nicely. Have you ever had an accidently color combo that ended up turning out to be just right?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: