Orthrosanthus and Erica (i.e. blue and intense pink plantings)

Floral Architecture floralartistry2000@yahoo.com
Sun, 15 Aug 2004 07:48:16 PDT
Mary Sue,
Great photos of this relatively unknown plant. 
I especially love the one with the Erica. I alway try
to plant really intense pinks with blues. Either
direction, it gives each a strong counterpart and
backdrop. I even take this step further in floral
arrangements. The intense blues of Delphinium are a
great counterpart to the richness of many lilies such
as 'Stargazer'. This translates to the garden also. 
I am not lucky enough to live in an area where Erica
is common. But, if it were, I would have some. 
I am adding it more and more to my garden in OHIO.
There is one local nursery that has a selection of
many 30 kinds. Rather broad selection considering no
one else in a 50 mile radius has even one variety for
sale. It is a mixed garden center not a specialty
nursery at all. 
I loose a few here and there but, overall, they are
doing fairly well given the fact that they are in less
than optimal conditions. 

John Ingram in L.A., CA. 
http://www.floralarchitecture.com/ check it out 
310.709.1613 (cell, west coast time, please call accordingly. Thank you)

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