At the entry to our gated arbour, I have made an effort to show how important it can be to remember that “eye goes to colour”. Here, at this time of year, there is not a lot of colour apparent, and so I have focused on first, the large planter that is at the gate. In that planter the sedum has survived the miserable winter and very cold spring and, if you look closely, you will see the orange-ish colour in the stems. . That warm golden orange-rust colour is happening right now in the leaves of the Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum). And, finally the emerging leaves of the peony at the base of the tree are also that warm rusty tone.
The beautiful Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum) showing the warm tones in its new spring leaves.
After a very cool spring, this hardy sedum is ready to get growing! I have planted it to enhance the colour of the terracotta planter. And, in the distance, the Pieris has its lovely reddish-brown new growth calling for attention. I will be adding some colourful annuals, as soon as the weather permits.