Saturday, October 09, 2010

Star Performer

This little beauty has been performing on my patio since late April. It has flourished & put on a show all through winter & well into the middle of Spring.

I should deadhead it but I love the contrast of the faded blooms, the antique appearance of the washed out shades as opposed to the intense richness of the more recently opened flowers.
The deep rich wine that is apparent when they first emerge slowly evens out into the russet shades of burnt orange & terracotta with just a margin of wine around the edges before fading to the colour of old parchment & leaving the mere hint of a rich gold with wine veins towards the centre.

1 comment:

rosebud101 said...

Those flowers are beautiful, Deb!