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Friday, 31 October 2014

End-of-Season Temptresses


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Helenium Mardi Gras

Whilst hunting for grass seed for a client, these 2 beauties ‘fell’ into my shopping basket.
The fact that they were an end-of-season BOGOF offer is irrelevant and quite how, at 3ft tall’, I didn’t notice their presence in my basket until I was through the checkout is still a mystery.

 
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Thankfully they sit nicely in a gap that had ‘appeared’ in the Tidy Garden…Phew!
What a stroke of luck!

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The other is Helenium Moerheim Beauty with its rich, rusty tones.
Thank goodness these 2 look great together.

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful is right! Maybe you need to go back and see if anything else so beautiful accidentally falls in your basket!

Indie said...

What a mysterious stroke of luck! :) That happens to me often during fall, usually with bags of bulbs... I think they must be awfully tipsy on those display stands...

Janneke said...

Helenium Mardi Gras was definitely looking for your Moerheim Beauty.
They look beautiful together.

Casa Mariposa said...

Gaps torture me. They must be filled! I would have bought them, too. :o)

Angie said...

It amazes me just how carelessly plants drop into our shopping baskets or trolleys for that matter!
The look gorgeous Jane, they really complete that border.

Pam's English Garden said...

They were obviously meant to be, Jayne. Do you think the fairies were at work? P. x

Kevin said...

Nice shopping treat! :)

Susan said...

I think these might work for my meadow-I see they like moisture and are deer resistant. Also called sneezeweed hmmm.
Perhaps I'll have sneezing deer.

Alistair said...

I had just been thinking how I wished we had planted Helenium. See if I can find a basket like your one first.

Linda Claxson said...

Those Helenium are beautiful Jane, they don't seem to cope in my garden here in Caithness so it's always nice to see their beauty elsewhere :)

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