Astrantia major, Dahlia William Morris, David Austin Roses, in a vase on Monday, persicaria affinis, Rose "Lark Ascending", rose a shropshire lad, sweet peas, Verbena bonariensis, Zinnias
I am joining Cathy today with not one but two vases of flowers. My garden has recovered itself after the heatwave and things like Astrantia and Persicaria affinis have reappeared. In addition to these flowering, roses are also having a second show. The later flowering Coreopsis, Dahlias and Zinnias are also flowering.
Front left is my favourite rose Lark Ascending next to it the petal full, pink A Shropshire Lad.
From left is an open Shropshire Lad, pink and lilac sweet peas, no idea which they are, sorry. In the middle is a soft pink Zinnia with Astrantia behind. I am not completely sure which Astrantia this is as it has self sown, to its right is this rose, so pale it is almost white, Gentle Hermione.
By way of contrast the next vase has the Dahlia William Morris, Coreopsis Moonbeam and dark coloured Zinnias.
Added to this group is Verbena bonariensis which is making a bid to take over my garden. Worse things could happen.
Have a great week and do check out Cathy’s blog. The link is above, to see other Monday vases full of flowers from all over. What a nice way to start the week. D.
Cindy Coghill said:
I love those soft muted colors that are so moody and sweet at the same time.
Thank you, that’s a nice description as the Astrantia and Persicaria do stop the roses completely dictating the mood.
You are right – worse things than being taken over by the verbena! Love the ‘Lark Ascending’ and ‘Shropshire Lad’ (the Lark is single – semi-double, is it?) The persicaria and astrantia are a sweet, airy touch. The persicaria almost looks like early cherry flower. Lovely
Thanks Cathy. The Persicaria reminds me of a candy floss or a marshmallow pink. Lark Ascending is classed as a semi-double and continually flowers from May until the frosts get it.
Your first vase with the roses is exquisite; and not at all autumnal. Love the bright colours in the second vase; aren’t the centres of Zinnias amazing?!
Thank you Christina, I find I prefer the Zinnias just as they begin to open but the centres are almost like a flower within a flower.
Peter Herpst said:
What a lovely contrast between the first soft romantic rose arrangement and the second bright explosion of vibrant color. I love them both!
Hi Peter and thank you. Me too I love both types of mix
‘A Shropshire Lad’ is one of my favourites. You’ve caught it at a lovely stage in the first picture.
Shropshire Lad is a beauty at any stage, thanks.
I am so glad the garden is being generous for you – what lovely pickings you have shared with us today, and I am so glad you have found a use for some of that verbena! Your roses are beautiful and it’s lovely to have a second flush – only a couple of mine are doing so. The zinnias are so vibrant and I do hope we all have success with them next year and that this year’s was not just down to the exceptional summer weather
I think the weather has helped the Zinnias as previously I have had no where near the same floral success as this year. verbena is everywhere!
Zinnias are popular in these vases on Mondays. I do not grow them. It seems most everyone else does. They certainly are vibrant. I would think that they would be susceptible to mildew in more humid climates. It is a problem here, even in our arid climate.
not so far but then we have had a dry spell, most unusual
Ooh, lucky you having your Astrantias flowering again! Those two vases are such gorgeous colours. Glad your garden has recovered from the heat Dorris!