Yellow seems to be the dominant color in my garden this week with Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa), Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) and Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis villosa) all in peak bloom. I ended up arranging three bouquets and couldn’t decide which one to highlight, so will show all three.
The first, in the green apothecary jar, has Thermopsis, Oenothera, white Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea alba), Coral Penstemon (P. superbus), Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) and grass and Aquilegia ‘Nora Barlow’ seed heads.
The second, in the cobalt vase, has Oenothera, Lsymachia, the first few stems of Calendula (C. officinalis) which opened today, white Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and two small Peonies (Paeonia lactiflora). My Peonies have been wonderful this year, but are passing quickly. I’m down to the lateral buds, though smaller, are equally fragrant.
Lastly, in the small Japanese porcelain vase, more Peonies, old-fashioned Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and Rosa ‘New Dawn,’ which is loaded with buds and blossoms after I gave it a good pruning this spring.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.