I just got a new camera, and I’m trying to learn to use it. One of the reasons I decided I needed a new one (besides the fact that D & I were constantly wanting to take the single one we had in different directions) is the frustration in trying to capture the REAL colors I see, so you can see them, too. As you know, my color palette is apricot, oranges, golds with touches of blue, purple and white. The old point-and-shoot camera just didn’t do them justice. So, here are photos I just shot of some of the oranges in my garden.
Zinnia “Mighty Lion”
Zinnia “Profusion Apricot”
Tritoma “Vanilla Orange”
Dianthus …wish I knew, I came without a tag, but it’s been blooming non-stop since I purchased it in early April! I’d love more!
Asclepias tuberosa, better known as Butterflyweed
Celosia “Fresh Look Orange.” Very happy with this, and have it everywhere in borders and containers. Not so happy with Celosia “Armour Salmon,” which turned out to be red. UGH! I won’t even take its photo.
Daylily “Double Orange.” I have lots of other orange, orange bi-colors, and apricot daylilies, but this is my favorite.
Tiger Lily….forget the name but it’s not the standard orange.
Marigold “Hero Orange,” the workhorse of the potager center path borders. Blooming constantly, and definitely in the garden in future years.
Nasturtium “Tip Top Apricot.” Has performed well despite the heat! I had some darker orange ones, but they’ve languished.
A seedling from last year’s Rudbeckia “Chim Chiminee.” Surprises are always nice.
Snapdragon “Liberty Bronze.” Probably the most-commented upon plant in the gardens this year. Definitely on next year’s list.
Not a flower, but these “Orange Sun” tomatoes have been large, delicious, and showy along the fence.
I have four varieties of tritoma…think this one is “Elvira” or maybe it’s this one…..
The Orange Chard is not as orange as I’d hoped, but maybe it will darken as the temperatures cool.
The “Sedona” coleus from Proven Winners is always a success. Here it adds height to a rail planter on the deck.
The “Orange Sun” peppers have been a great success….bags and bags already in the freezer and lots more to pick.
An orange lantana, which blooms despite our lack of rain, causing the butterflies to rejoice.
So, I’m still learning to use the camera, but you can see that there is lots of orange and apricot in my gardens, which makes me very happy. Orange is a color for energy, vitality, and power. If you have a favorite orange flower or veggie that I haven’t shown here, let me know and I’ll look for it for my garden next year.