Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spectacular shades of red

Inspired by... winter heathers.

Our hillside of heathers are interesting in any season, but they are a special treat in the dead of winter when the foliage of these (Calluna Vulgaris) Wickwar Flame plants—usually lime green in the summer—turn these spectacular shades of red. Dan and I both have that North Atlantic Irish-Irish-English-Scottish heritage, so we just connect to these quirky plants. We were inspired by seeing them planted en masse on Irish hillsides during a trip there one year. Those beautiful sweeping, colorful hillsides took our breath away! We settled for a little hill on one side of our driveway. See more of our heather plants here and here.

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