|Pretty in pink|
As I stepped out the door to cut some flowers the first that caught my aye was the huge honey suckle that rampages through the hedge on the west border of this garden. In the evening the patio is heady with it's scent and all day and night there is a gentle background hum of the bees going about their business gathering the pollen.
|A hint of purple from Geranium psilostemon, to be fair the flowers should be magenta |
but the shadow of the evening has turned them purple!
I find this time of summer a bit in between in the garden, do you? All the early summer flowerers are going over and there's a lull before late summer colour gives us all those yellows and oranges.
|Astrantia, Astilbe and Rose 'Eye Paint' supported by purple sage in the back ground|
This is where long lasting flowers such as Astrantia and grasses come into play along with coloured foliage such as Purple sage. They add another dimension to flower arrangements both with colour and texture. I love using herbs in vases, not only do they look god but the smell is wonderful too. Sanguisorba menziesii is the first to come into flower and is just going over now, this is the last of the flowers on the left with it's bottle brush look
|A jug from my collection of Chef ware sets of the arrangement, giving it a real summer feel,|
despite the heavy rain we've had this week
|Astrantia 'Buckland' and Rosa 'Eye Paint' make a lovely couple. This rose flowers well into November in my garden here at home|
|and lastly that gorgeous scented honeysuckle which I can smell |
on the breeze as I write this blog
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting In a vase on a Monday. You can visit here blog for more inspiration and vases.
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