To recognise that we have said goodbye to 2020 and to celebrate seeing the back of such an awful year controlled by Covid 19, I decided to wander around the garden and look for the brightest of garden colours, orange.
I hope you enjoy seeing what I found – some photos are more obvious than others where orange is harden to find!
In the first gallery orange appears brightly in flowers, primulas and witch hazels but more subtly in the stripes of grasses or the bark of trunks and stems.
In gallery 2 we find orange in berries of Viburnum opulus, in fallen leaves, cornus stems and even the delicate seed head of an agapanthus.
In my third gallery oranges are found in violas and at the tip of a bud of a welsh poppy, on the peeling bark of Betula ‘Kanzu’ and Prunus serrula, and in the fresh leaves of Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’.
For the penultimate gallery I took photos of delicate orange in grass blades and Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’ stems, in late blooms of Rosa ‘Warm Welcome’ and a hint of orange in the brown seed heads of Sedum now known as Hylotelephium.
The final gallery shows oranges in foliage of cotinus, in stems of Acer ‘Sango Kaku’, in Hamamelis ‘Jelena’ and I found bright orange in metal furniture.
So I found quite a few examples of oranges throughout our borders in the garden. I hope you enjoyed a little brightness to start off a new year!