Geranium 'Ann folkard', In a vase on Mondoy, Knautia macedonia, Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote', Salvia nemorosa, Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red thunder' Pelargonium sidoides
Is it me or is Monday here again quicker than expected? After all the pinching last week I felt I should do the decent thing and snip a few precious flowers from my new planting.
All of the flowers have been transported from my old garden in the form of cuttings or pots and planted into raised beds that were already in situ. The area is South facing and is very sheltered thanks to the buildings that surround it. Consequently it means i have an ideal spot for my sun loving plants and collection of succulents.
The planting includes lavander, Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ and Salvia nemorosa for a litle on- contact scent. Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Red Thunder’ for its dark bobbles and Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’ for its long lasting flowering period, its rather scrambling habit and its slightly lime toned leaves. Pelargonium sidoides for its blue grey foliage and its velvet looking flowers and last but by no means least Knautia macedonia for its perfect pin cushions of claret.
Then there is the whopping great purple flower. That is a Clematis that has been allowed to remain as its colour sits well amongst the bruised tones. Not sure which one it is. It has lovely seed heads after flowering so it gets my vote. And that is it for today. My vase was kindly provided by my sister as she knows I have a liking for pretty medicine bottles. Sat on the kitchen table, I am liking the way the overhead light has cast a shdow of the blooms.
So that is it, my vase for this Monday. To see what Cathy and other bloggers have put in their vases, take a look at http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/in-a-vase-on-monday/2014/09/22/jumping-the-gun.
Hope you are having a good day.
Kris P said:
Beautiful colors, Dorris. I have a soft spot for Geranium “Anne Folkard.’ I enjoyed it in my former garden but it didn’t appreciate my current garden and promptly died. I should probably try it again in another spot.
Thanks kris. Do try Anne Folkard again, I think she is good value, quite a long flowering season, creeping habit that sends little injections of pink amongst neighbouring plants and a lime dissected leaf that is attractive in its own right. I have also grown her in large containers and here she is almost like a trailing plant as the blooms tumble out over the side of the pot.
I must get some Geranium AF – the long flowering season is a good recommendation as of course is the colour. The medicine bottle is home to a pretty little collection and you must be really pleased to have some flowers to pick from your new garden – shows they are settling in – but I hope there wasn’t a subconscious reason for putting together these ‘bruised’ colours…! 😉
Bruised colours.ha. No. No reason.I think I am drawn to texture and some of those darker colours look almost like velvet.
Donna@Living From Happiness said:
I really love the way you photographed this vase with the shadows. It brings out the rich dark colors of the blooms that worked so well together.
Thank you Donna.
What a fabulous little vase and such vibrant colour from its occupants.
Thankyou Anna, I am glad you like it.
Those flowers must be very precious and the bruised tones really work well together, the medicine bottle was a great choice to put them in too. 🙂
Thanks Julie. They are such delicate stems on those flowers that the vase had to have a tiny neck to support them. Glad you approve.
Robert Price said:
Once again a lovely article but not sure if if it was you or the flowers that were “sat on the kitchen table!
Thanks Bertie. I was of course referring to the vase rather than me, you got me there. Better pay extra attention now I know you are reading.:)
Can’t help it but there’s a clear retro feel about your vase…very nice, Dorris. I like the simplicity and colour harmony.
Thanks Annette. I guess the bottle gave it that retro feel?
Those rich colours are lovely together and make a big impact with just a few blooms. I like the light in your photos too – very effective. 🙂
jut a few blooms because there are just a few out there! Glad you liked it.