The Garden Guide

Book: Colour schemes for the flower garden
Chapter: Chapter 3 The spring garden

Tender colouring in herbaceous border

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For the first seven or eight yards, in the front and middle spaces, there are plants of tender colouring� pale Primroses, Tiarella, pale yellow Daffodils, pale yellow early Iris, pale lemon Wallflower, double Arabis, white Anemones and the palest of the lilac Aubrietias; also a beautiful pale lilac Iris, one of the Caparne hybrids; with long drifts of white and pale yellow Tulips�nothing deeper in colour than the graceful Tulipa retroflexa. At the back of the border the colours are darker; purple Wallflower and the great dull red-purple double Tulip so absurdly called Bleu Celeste. These run through and among and behind the first clump of Veratrums.