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Orange and Purple

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Easing into a Sunday morning doesn’t always require something this bright and bold, but who am I to deny the punch-packing power of the garden when it wants to show off? Here we have two very different plants – the garden-variety Asclepias (relative of the milkweed, and just as irresistible to monarchs and their caterpillar form) and the vining Clematis (the common-but-no-less-lovely-for-it variety that one sees on many a mailbox pole). Taken together, they form the kind of combustible combination that thrills the senses. Such a strong statement is not for everyone. I know many who prefer a kinder, gentler palette of pastels, the cooling calm of lavenders and soft pinks, or the silvers and whites of downy foliage and airy blooms. For me, like much else it all depends on the mood. Today, I’m feeling feisty. Bang bang, zoom zoom feisty. Orange and purple feisty.

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