Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I have a great fondness for purple highlighted with acid yellow, black and mauve and even a little pink thrown in to lighten.
The Rheum Palmatum Atrosanguineum is just "rising" in all her glory.
This is one plant Thomas Hobbs admires in his book..."Shocking Beauty". He states, "it rises from a bed of harmless Forget Me Nots, in Rosemary Verey's garden at Barnsley House" in England. The photo in his book moved me to buy it, although, it doesn't rise to the magnificence it should, for lack of moisture when the season get's growing.