Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii’ & Rosa 'Benjamin Britten'Thursday, October 11, 2018
|Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii’ & Rosa 'Benjamin Britten' October 11 2018|
My friend Nora Patrich has taken some of my hostas (on the fly!) back to her home in Bella Vista a suburb of Buenos Aires. None of them have survived as they get confused with the change of seasons. I (and my Rosemary) are no different as we try to adapt to the rapidly happening Vancouver fall from our most pleasant Buenos Aires spring.
Today, a day of intense sun and the promise of more had me walking around the garden. One of Rosemary’s favourite plants is the deadly poisonous Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii’ which is a perennial that is 7 ft high and blooms about now, bringing an intense blue into our fall garden. I also spotted an English Rose (a new one we bought this year) Rosa ‘Benjamin Britten’. I have no idea if the bud would open in the next few days. I cut it and I believe that the contrast in colours is most beautiful.