It was very hot last week, so perhaps it’s fitting that the two dominant colours in the garden were orange/yellow and white. The orangey-yellow came from masses of Coreopsis opening everywhere; the white was from several different species included in today’s vase.
Making a repeat visit are Mock Orange (Philadelphus – an unknown but common species, different from the first Philadelphus displayed a few weeks ago which has now finished blooming) and Paeony (this is Duchesse de Nemours, these were its last blooms). New to the show are common yarrow (Achillea millefolium – it seems to grow wild around here), Penstemon ‘Husker’s Red’ (which, after sulking for about five years,is finally having a banner year) and a single sprig of chamomile – another unknown variety that just made its way into the garden.
I know the lighting is all wrong with these indoor shots. I know a bit of theory around how to get it better…now I need to start taking the time to practice it a bit! To try and compensate, I converted one of these into black and white – perfect for an all white bouquet, I thought.
This week the waves of various Echinacea will be coming on full force, and the Zinnia have started to bloom, so look for a bit more colour next Monday! AND, to see lots of vases of flowers from around the world, visit Cathy at Rambling In The Garden.