Thursday, December 1, 2016

LAVENDER COLOR SCHEME, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday, we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.  
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!

Purple flowers and chair, image courtesy of Davesgarden.com
We've saved this photo for a couple of years.  We would have never thought about this but how neat is it to put furniture that is the same color as the flowers around it?  This is just stunning. Not sure what the flowers are.  Lupines maybe?  I'd have to find some flowers that would grow for us here and then whatever color THOSE are, work around that.  

Can you imagine yellow flowers with a pale yellow chair in the middle? Or red roses with a red bench?  

Be inspired!

23 comments:

Marge in Michigan said...

1st man -
I think those flowers may be lavender but I don't know if it would do well in your part of the country. Ahhhhh but the scent would be wonderful, wouldn't it?

Colleen said...

Beautiful setting. Very much like the lavender plant.
https://www.google.com/search?q=lavender+plant&sa=N&biw=1536&bih=802&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwiVwN3AsdPQAhVI_mMKHfqmCD04ChCwBAg8

http://sunshinelavenderfarm.com/planting-care/

Janie Junebug said...

That's so beautiful. I want to sit there with a book.

Love,
Janie

donna baker said...

It is gorgeous, but I have never seen lavender heads that big. Course, everything's bigger in Texas. Love those.

Mum said...

I'm sure the plants are lavender. They have a wonderful smell. I think you would need a lavender field for that setting.
xx

FionaG said...

I'm on the Lavender ship. You can all different types now but I think the plants to the right of the chair look like traditional Lavender.

MargaretP said...

What a stunning picture, that would smell amazing and be a very good idea to plant a few bushes right near your clothes drying line, when sheets and towels etc. brush them the scent will transfer.
The plants behind the chair look exactly like my French Lavender so the others are probably a different kind, their upright stalks look like the Lavender that is grown commercially for oil etc.
How awesome to have a little group of different Lavenders, the scent would be intoxicating. ....great idea

jaz@octoberfarm said...

this is gorgeous!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

I love fresh lavender and have tried to grow various types with no luck.
This garden is gorgeous, and I imagine it smells amazing.

Alison said...

As you know,I'm all about the yellow. If you could plant a variety of flowers that bloom in different seasons, you'd have the color all year round...that would make people (me!) very happy.

I love Margaret's idea about laundry, that would be amazingly peaceful.

Texas Rose said...

Really beautiful picture and great idea! I always have a hard time growing lavender - I hope you have better luck.

1st Man said...

I saw some lavender there but I wasn't sure if they were all lavender. Yes, can you imagine the scent?? Heavenly!

1st Man said...

Wow, so pretty huh??

1st Man said...

Me too! And I'd be 1/3 of the way into the book and then doze off from the scent, ha.

1st Man said...

That's why I wasn't sure if it was all lavender. It's beautiful whatever it all is, ha.

1st Man said...

Yep, and I can't even imagine a whole field of lavender must be incredible.

1st Man said...

Beautiful aren't they? Just amazing that plants can grow like that.

1st Man said...

I've thought about that around a clothes line. That would be incredible. It would just be so amazing to see AND smell!

1st Man said...

Isn't it? I could SO see you doing that!! I bet it would grow for you!

1st Man said...

Me too, I think it requires such specialized soil. I've got a small one growing just planted it a month or so ago, we'll see how it works.

1st Man said...

LOL, I promise that when we do something like this, I'll plant a yellow section, with a yellow chair...just for you!!

1st Man said...

We'll see, I have a bit growing. And while we might not be able to have lavender like that here, another color would be amazing, all red with a red chair, yellow, etc.

Little Julie said...

That looks like Walker Low Cat Mint to me - super hardy perennial, good plant for drought conditions, spreads on it's own. Sounds perfect for your Texas garden!