|Rosa 'Mary Magdalene' & Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb' - 3 July 2023|
My intention in scanning the plants of my garden, when I started in the summer of 2001, was one of botanical accuracy. I scanned at 100% the size of the plant, dated the file and I was careful with the colour. Now in the last few years here in Kitsilano I have diverged to the idea of having fun and doing artsy (artistic?) images. But in this scan here there is an element of accuracy.
In our Kerrisdale garden we had lots of room for many (as in many) plants. Both Rosemary and I loved the concept of plants with their companions. She got the idea of planting bronze fennel to hide the bottom parts (not pretty) of our roses in the rose beds. We also planted lavender.
Here in Kits with our reduced space we had to use large terracotta pots for our roses. When we did this we explored the use of companion plants.
Today (July 3,2023 but I will place this blog in a past date to fill holes) I spotted the lovely frilly yellow flowered plant. I know it is a Coreopsis because there is a plant label next to the one signaling that the rose is Rosa ‘Mary Magdalene’.
Just like Niño, Niña and I are companions on our bed I must smile to see how these two plants live together with no issues.
|Rosa 'Mary Magdalene' and Echinacea purpurea 'Green Jewel' - 29 July 2019|