I'm not known as a trend-setter, a trend-spotter or even a trend-follower. There is a definite trend, however, in my choice of color within my garden this year.
Ever since I chose 'Chinese Red' for my front door color, the color red has been my choice in foliage and flowers as well. Red Flash caladiums were added to the White Christmas caladiums in the front entry-way bed.
My view when I open my front door is full of beautiful color as the sun shines through the heart-shaped leaves.
It seems like I'm spotting the color red everywhere I look. This angel-wing begonia's profuse red blooms really brighten up a shady corner at the top of the drive-way.
Another group of red caladiums, Freida Hemple this time, are located to the right of the drive-way. Some of the bromeliads sport red fingernails while others will have bright red cone-shaped blooms later in the summer.
Even the geraniums I'm babysitting for vacationing friends fit in with the new trend. This red color is all over the place.
The back gardens are filling up with the new red color trend. My new love, blood leaf irisine, lights up the dark shady corner in four or five spots now.
You don't think it's possible to have too many red caladiums do you? I may be pushing it this year. Honestly, I didn't realize that all the new bulbs I planted were red. These Freida Hemples snuggle up nicely with the dwarf chenille.
In the new bed under the big oak tree, a native rouge plant is sporting cute little white blooms that turn into red berries. Depending on how large this plant gets and how it does in winter, I'm thinking of adding some more of these. Anyone growing this please share your experiences with it. So far, I really like it a lot.
The new trend for my garden is the color red. Do you have a trend going in your garden?