I goofed in the previous post and called the pretty small red flower in the huge planter a Hibiscus. Alice has corrected my mistake (very sweetly, of course). The above plant is a hibiscus, with the large flower I mentioned earlier. The smaller flowered plant is an Abutilon(Chinese Lantern, aka Flowering Maple according to what I found on Dave's Garden site). They are related and look very much alike, which is why I assumed the Abutilon was a hibiscus. I must admit, I was wondering how such a small "bud" could become such a large flower :) I'm not familiar with it, having never grown it, but I think I'll have to give it a try.
As I promised, here are some long shots of the gardens, plus a close up or two.
Sedum and red coleus. I don't know what the green is, but the contrast is pretty.
Celosia (I think) and Cleome. You can see the large beans on the Catalpa tree to the left of the picture if you look closely.
Is this red flower a shrimp plant? It looks similar, but I'm not sure.
I love this gate! The blue flower growing by it is Browallia (Amethyst Flower or Bush Violet). I found the name of it on Dave's Garden, among others, when I did some searching yesterday.
Here's the backdrop of the wedding site, with Japanese Anemone, Coleus, Rex Begonia and Impatiens, to name a few. What a beautiful, peaceful spot it is.
Grasses and Kale in the herbaceous border.
Russian Sage (Perovskia) and blue salvia...same border.
Zinnias and Coreopsis tinctoria (tickweed)
Such vibrant color!
Another Castor Bean with greener leaves and red clusters (are they flowers?) The darker leaved plant had mahogany colored clusters.
Another lovely view.
I wish I knew the name of this gorgeous tall shrub with the pink hanging flowers.
A close up of the lovely hydrangea.
Lots of plants here I don't know the name of! Salvia in the middle.
Another unknown. such a pretty yellow flower! Please help me out with a name if you can.
Golden rod and salvia looking wonderful together against the rock wall.
And finally another shot of the wedding site under the lovely Catalpa tree.