Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Plants that live well and die well

It was garden designer Piet Oudolf who taught me to see beauty in plants during their fall dying away. Here are two examples from my garden, the button-like seeds heads of Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm', and a hanging seed head of giant sunflower planted by birds, which grew beside our pond.

For more information on Piet Oudolf, I have a page on my web site about his garden design ideas.

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Each season has its spendor Yvonne! Thanks for reminding us!!

  2. Hi Yvonne
    So great to hear from you again - After I started reading your blog, it is almost addicting to check it out.
    It is such a wonderful gift to be able to see beauty in everyday things - even the end of the garden season. I also spend many hours (mostly during winter) studying my Oudolf books and I hope to eventually implement some of his ideas as successful as you have.
    Your photos are just so amazing.

  3. Thank you Eve and Salix for your kind comments. I really appreciate sharing my garden with you. I'm so glad you get something special from the blog. All the best to you, Yvonne

  4. Hello Yvonne

    Lovely shots - as you say, there is beauty at every stage not just in full bloom.

    Best wishes, Adrian


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