Orange is a favorite color here at the Fairegarden. We even did a post about it one time, click to view it here-Orange You Glad, if you wish. But while that hue is well represented in the summer flowers, it is much less common in the spring garden. Above: Narcissus ‘Tahiti’ fronting Japanese Quince, Chaenomeles japonica.
There are a few bulbs that sport it.
Heucheras with names like Caramel and Tiramisu are admired as the sun illuminates the brilliant leaves. Would you kindly excuse me, please, while I go rustle up a little sweet snack, these plant names are making me hungry.
excuse real reason for this rambling on about the official color of the University of Tennessee Volunteers is the small maple tree given by the offspring as a Mother’s Day gift last May, Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’.
Orange Dream was diligently watered through extreme drought conditions to insure the best chances of survival all summer into fall until the hose set up had to be disconnected for winter. The hose is back in place, dragged up the steep slope along the fenceline and propped on a bench to gently add moisture to the special tree as needed.