Friday, July 18, 2008

Orange.....

If you were to ask me what my least favorite color is when it comes to quilting, I would immediately tell you orange. Orange is an OK color, but one I just don't use much in quilting. When I look around my yard at my flowers, orange seems to be a much more appealing color. I have day lilies blooming that are a dark orange.
Isn't this day lily bloom so pretty? I love the way the orange and yellow blend!

Remember the lantana from my previous post. Here's a closeup of one of the blooms. The yellow and orange are pretty together here too.
If you enlarge the photo, you should be able to see the ant who thought these were nice flowers.

My orange daylilies are planted in this bed along with red bee balm and some other flowers. I planted them to screen the ugly green utility box. My neighbor thought Pampas grass would be a good idea....but I hate Pampas grass! When we lived in Texas, it was a wonderful hiding place for rattlesnakes. I've never liked it for that reason. Since the box is in the corner of MY yard, I got to do the landscaping......and it did not include Pampas grass! My neighbor even told me she liked what I had done.
I also have day lilies on the other side of the box. Hopefully the bed will be even more filled in next year.

6 comments:

Amelia said...

Orange makes me think of Oklahoma State University - but I am University of Oklahoma fan...so orange is not a favorite color of mine either. But I do like my lilies that have that wonderful array of oranges in the blossom.

Stay cool this weekend.

dot said...

Oh I love orange. It is my favorite color. I can not look and orange and not smile.

Norma said...

I would not chose orange either but wow, it does make a statement in the flowers that I love. I wish the day lilies grew here.

I remember Pampas grass in Texas. My husbands aunt had a big arrangement of it in her living room. Every time we went to her house, I left with congestion and feeling awful, sneezing a lot. We finally figured out it was her lovely Pampas grass.

jovaliquilts said...

Isn't that funny? I love orange in quilting! But green I tend to leave in the garden...

Violette Severin said...

I never used to like orange but it is one of my favorites now. You're lucky to have a garden to inspire you.

Tyanne said...

Your flowers are very pretty.
I used to be like you and never use orange in my quilts but in the past few years they have found orange has been finding it's way into my quilts, both combined with earthtones, and combined with bright turquoise and now I love it.