A Cute Couple
So guess where I am? I’m in Denver, attending the Garden Bloggers Fling, that’s where. But I’m still going to do a quick post, because I am intensely dedicated. Or obsessive compulsive, one of the two.
Anyhow, last weekend Judy took some pictures of Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) with Catmint ‘Six Hills Giant’ (Nepeta x faassenii). I think they make an attractive couple.
Golden Alexander started blooming at least a week before ‘Six Hills Giant’.
This combination possesses some attractive contrasts: yellow and blue, spikes and umbels, small grey-green leaves and larger emerald-green compound leaves. Both plants are popular with pollinators.
In theory, Nepeta is not as shade tolerant as Golden Alexander, but both these plants are doing just fine together in part sun.
That’s all for now.
Queen of the Dirt is there too. If you happen to go to Louisville, the Historic Museum has my name on it.
I hope you two are having a great time. I can’t wait to read all about it.
My Golden Alexander is in the seed making stage now. How I love that plant. It will grow almost anywhere I believe.
Our Golden Alexander is still blooming.
A Garden Bloggers’ Fling? Who knew? Well, obviously some gardeners do — have a great time. And thanks for another view of the golden Alexander. I really like it, especially in this combination. Purple and gold is a typical autumn combination here; it’s nice to see it in summer.
We have it again in the fall, with goldenrod and asters.
Next year the Fling is in Madison, WI. You would probably enjoy it.
I have “Six Hills Giant” in many places in the garden. The city (Lexington, Ky) is also planting it with grasses in some medians. A wonderful plant. The nepeta with golden Alexander make a good pair.
Enjoy the Fling in Denver!
Six Hills goes very well with grasses, too.
Have a wonderful time! And you’re right—what a cute couple.
Thanks. We just got back, and we did have a good time.
Indeed they make a fine pair. Zenobia
I’m glad you agree!
Love Golden Alexander, which I planted just last year. Hope you have a great time in Denver!
A cute couple indeedy! Looking forward to hearing about the fling!xxx
I’m looking forward to telling you!
My favorite color combination! I get it with Munstead lavender and golden oregano right now. My house is yellow and my front door is bright blue as well! So are some rooms and interior doors! Plus the yellow house and Hidcote lavender under the windows in front.
Like I said, my favorite color combination!
We’re all looking forward to hearing about the “Fling!”
I would love to have our house painted yellow and/or a blue door but Judy won’t go for either.
It’s a great color combination!
Have a wonderful time in Garden Bloggers Fling, Jason!
Thank you, Nadezda!
Yellow and blue make a great combination. NICE! I’m sure you are enjoying the bloggers fling. Sounds like great fun!
Yes, it was.
I’ve also successfully planted nepeta in part shade and, though it can get leggy, the blooms are still a stand-out. The blue-yellow combo is one of my favorites!
With me it’s not exactly leggy, but it does tend to fall open in the middle.