My first Wednesday Vignette post -- a meme hosted by Anna at Flutter and Hum -- takes a look at the most vibrant color in my front garden right now: orange!
The interesting thing is that both plants producing orange blooms (Canna 'Tropicanna' and Lion's Tail) are just outside the front door. If you stand in the right place, it's possible to see both of them at the same time!
Probably easier if you just go down the walkway a bit instead of climbing partially into the 40-year-old yew as I did to get the canna photos, but I wanted to see the "other plant's" orange in the background of these shots.
The Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus) is pretty boring for most of the summer, but then just at the end of the season it becomes amazing. About 5' (1.5m) tall from a small start in the spring.
I never really plan the orange in my garden -- I usually forget that 'Tropicanna' even does bloom when I plant it -- but this year it worked out perfectly!
I wonder if a pot of nice orange mums wouldn't complete the vignette?