Every time I try a new plant in the garden, that I end up loving, I wonder what took me so long...
Angelica gigas is one such plant.
I love the architectural structure it adds to the back garden.
Beautiful, bold foliage.
Gorgeous, multi-branching, sphere-shaped blooms.
So many reasons to love this plant.
It's sold as a biennial which is how it grew in my garden. Planted last year, blooming this summer. Needless to say, I am letting it seed itself around....
Meanwhile, I'm struggling a bit with the placement of my vintage iron urn.
I had wanted it as a focal point in the same bed as the tuteur, so that it was framed when looking thru the arbor down the garden pathway. However, surrounded by tall growing milkweed and vines on the tuteur behind it, the contents of the urn (and the urn itself) are somewhat lost and blend too much (for my liking) with their surroundings.
See what I mean??
Some thought will have to go into moving it (or possibly the tuteur?) this winter. If not moving it, then perhaps the plants around it?? Right now it all looks a "weedy" mess....(but maybe that could be because I haven't spent a lot of time out there this summer)
The contents of the urn are as follows:
(4) 'Queen Red Lime' Zinnias, (1) 'Electric Star' Cordyline, (1) Talinum 'Limon', (1) Crazytunia Mandeville, (1) Phygelius 'Passionate Pink' and (1) Helichrysum petiolare 'Lemon Licorice.'
Photos above & below taken earlier in the season.
Being lucky enough to own an old urn as incredible as this one, I really want it to be showcased.
I am open to any & all suggestions if you care to share them....