Clean and simple. This scene in "A Garden's Story in 100 Words" at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show was just so appealing to me. One, I love orange. It's a vibrant color, but with its yellow undertones a bit less striking than red (both of which I also enjoy). The monochromatic theme also creates a restful atmosphere, allowing the eye to wander freely without any jarring stops. Yes, rest and relaxation. That's what we gardeners will soon need after all the spring cleaning we'll likely be doing in coming weeks.
This arrangement just shows that small things can have a big impact, especially if you have several dozen. The army of dwarf iris appeared to be marching along the rockery and down the slope. It's a reminder that I don't always need the big showy plants to make a statement.
Yes, the Weeping Pussy Willow in "At the Water's Edge" has already made an appearance in an earlier post. But another look had me admiring the play of yellow and gold in this display. I'm already committed to this color palette in my own garden and am mentally mapping out where I can fit a similar arrangement.