I am drawn towards tall, see-through type plants and this little grouping are the type of plants I mean.
Lined up in my old test tube style vase. For those of you who like to know these things it is Vase d’Avril by TseTse Associates.
In the tubes are Verbena bonariensis, Allium sphaerophalon, Persicaria amplexcaulis Firetail and a stem from Sanguisorba. Less tall is Astrantia which on close inspection has claret centre markings which link well with the others.
There is a movement to these types of plants. Even static when seen from above you can see the hither and thither way they have about them.
These are my flowers this Monday joining Cathy and her friends from all over the blogosphere. Not sure if that is the correct use of the term but it sounds right.
Wishing you a good week, wherever you are and thanks for reading.D.
After the deluge the last couple of days I can almost hear the garden sighing in relief. I am joining The Propagator our host for this meme of six things in the garden on a Saturday. Simple. Do join in. Take a look at his blog for details.
Come into the garden with me
Firstly the roses are coming into their own. Rose Gertrude Jekyll smells divine and in early light her colour sings.
Another pink ( I did not realise I had chosen as much pink as this, I don’t think of myself as a pinky sort of girl).
Unscented these supermarket bulbs were popped in a few years ago. Normally I get half a dozen to enjoy . Alas this year, the lily beetle has eaten the rest to a stump.
To counter all the pink I like Alchemilla mollis. As an edging it is delightful and I allow it to seed around. The chartreuse colour is great when against pink.
Another similar shade of green is from the foliage of the variegated Indian bean tree species Catalpa pulverulentum.
The leaves had started to emerge and then they were hit by the late frost. I won’t lie but I was rather worried that I might have lost it. Thankfully new leaves have emerged and it is looking gorgeous.
Back to more pinks and it seems I really do like them after all. This time Dianthus.
I love this Dianthus for its tall willowy habit that blends so well with Verbena bonariensis.
In the run up to my open garden last year, I received over 30 Aeoniums which had been generously donated. ( Thank you Anthony if you are reading). I sold some entire plants on the day and lots and lots of cuttings. I have overwintered the leftovers in the house and taken cuttings to grow on for further sales. As I have had to cancel my prearranged openings I shall grow them on for another year. Now outside I have created a little collection.
These are my Six for today. I hope you have a good weekend and thanks for reading. D.
As we move into August the garden is beginning to alter. The roses are largely in a void period, preparing for a second flush. Hemerocallis are nearly finished. The Verbena is getting taller and taller mostly at 1.5m and falling over in the wind. The geraniums, alchemilla and Euphorbias need deadheading.
Newly flowering however are Persicaria Echinacea, Echinops, Coreopsis and Shasta daisies.
I decided to pick a few samples and line them up in my favourite ‘April’ vase by Tse-Tse.com
From left Echinacea purpurea, Verbena bonariensis. Echinacea Delicious Candy, Coreopsis moonbeam, Dianthuscarthusianorum . Rose Lark Ascending. Echinops ritro, Echinacea purpurea Magnus, Persicaria amplexcaulis Firetail, Echinacea. Purpurea Fatal Attraction. Lastly a tiny pink flower, just seen, Althea cannabina.
What is in your vase today? What does our host Cathy have in her vase today. Take a look, join in.