Blue and Yellow

IMG_0593Our heatwave finally broke today and to celebrate I was inspired to create an arrangement. Blue Lacecap Hydrangea (H. macrophylla) is looking great right now, and along with a couple of my dwindling Azure Alliums (A. caeruleum), were my blue choices for the cobalt vase.

IMG_0594Contrasting yellow Daylily buds, which will open tomorrow (Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’), golden Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) and Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are accented with wild Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) and some Poppy seed pods (Papaver somniferum).

IMG_0595Now that the weather has become more pleasant, I look forward to spending the next few days in the garden. Enjoy your weekend!

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95 Responses to Blue and Yellow

  1. Aria Bella says:

    The colour mix is fab!

  2. Very Nice Eliza! Your garden must be beautiful seeing your colorful arrangements!

  3. Alice Pratt says:

    Celebration in a vase…..enjoy your coming hours in your gardens…..there’s always so much to enjoy and ‘do.’ I pulled up a lot of Daisy Fleabane & cut St Johnswort back…could barely walk on that part of the patio. Saw a Monarch, again, today, enjoying the blooms & Milkweed.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Alice. As much as I love the fleabane, I’ve learned not to let it in my gardens where it self sows too readily. It’s perfect in the fields.
      No caterpillars yet on my patch, but I keep hoping. My sister in the next town over has at least one fat one. So much hope on such a small creature!

  4. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, so so beautiful!! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒบ

  5. What a gorgeous color combination, Eliza! The flowers and vase were meant to go together. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Maria says:

    What colors! Great mix!

  7. Love the contrast. A summer color scheme. Happy Returns and Poppy pods perfect partners.

  8. smilecalm says:

    wonderful its getting
    cooler now!
    nice garden ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Maysa Rose says:

    Very pretty.
    The colors go together so well, and I absolutely love that vase!

  10. Jim R says:

    That is quite lovely. I’m glad your heat wave broke. It was gorgeous here in the midwest.

  11. Laurie Graves says:

    A splendid way to celebrate the arrival of cooler weather. What a week! Yesterday I felt like a wet noodle.

  12. Kris P says:

    My favorite color mix! Enjoy your weekend, Eliza! I’m afraid the heat has finally found us so we’ll be hunkered down inside. It hit 110F here today and tomorrow is expected to be the same. It’s 9:30pm and still 102F now.

  13. stevetanham says:

    Such a skill, Eliza! Lovely.

  14. A typically beautiful arrangement. I’m pleased the weather has broken for you

  15. Sherry Felix says:

    I love blue and yellow.

  16. The heat broke here as well…but is due back on Monday after a nice weekend! And the drought continues….

  17. Such a beautiful combination of shapes and colours! Enjoy the fine weather๐Ÿ˜Š

  18. NorCal Zen says:

    Awe, naturally I like this one, since it’s Sweden’s colors. Your beautiful bouquet almost looks like my moms wedding bouquet. She had a huge bouquet of flowers from a nearby field. No florist in the world could of made an more beautiful arrangement than the one she made herself, with a little help form one of her friends. I can still see it inside my head, even though I don’t have a photo, unfortunately. My sister and I had matching smaller bouquets. Thank you for another very beautiful post.

  19. dianaed14 says:

    Always a delight to read of your love of flowers. Really like the yellow and blue theme.

  20. Lovely, as always!

    I’m glad to hear the heat broke there, too! Choppy and I took a long walk this morning and I needed my sweatshirt at the start of it. Such a pleasant change from our long walk on the 4th, after which I needed a shower!

  21. tonytomeo says:

    Happy news that the heat is finishing for those who are not used to it. We somehow missed out on it, and it was actually cooler than normal for us while all this was going on. It had been warmer in Portland than it was here (near San Jose) for a while. It finally got warm yesterday, about the time heat was finishing for everyone else, but still has not been more than 100 degrees.

  22. Val Boyko says:

    One of my favorite combinations. Thanks for the bright spark today ๐Ÿ’›

  23. Love blue and yellow compositions, and these are of course gorgeous! I what makes your arrangements so wonderful is the layering of three levels of artistic endeviour.

  24. Joanna says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Blue and yellow look so good together and the vase is perfect! I think I found some of the Daisy Fleabane in the woods last Sunday…a lovely flower!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Joanna! I love daisy fleabane in arrangements, it makes a great filler and lasts well. I don’t let it in my gardens, though, as it tends to self-sow too readily in awkward places. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Stunning as always. I love your colour choices.

  26. Very Cool Eliza ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Beautiful arrangement!๐Ÿ™‚ Love the wonderful colors of the flowers and vase. Enjoy your time outdoors in the wonderful weather!๐Ÿ™‚

  28. March Picker says:

    Oh, Eliza, you’ve outdone yourself with this bouquet. The poppy pods are just right, too!

  29. Adele Brand says:

    What an artistic bouquet! Just lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad your heatwave has broken. There’s no end in sight to the sweltering conditions here.

  30. Indie says:

    Gorgeous! Love the blue lace cap in there! I have barely set foot outside for the last few days due to the heat and am getting some cabin fever, so I am so glad that it is finally a bit cooler.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Indie. Yes, these past two days have been glorious compared to last week. I guess next week will bring back a bit of heat once again. Enjoy the day!

  31. dawnbirdau says:

    Love the colours! Gorgeous!

  32. Vicki says:

    Lovely selection and arrangement.

  33. Jewels says:

    Oh I love this arrangement Eliza! ๐Ÿ˜

  34. RMW says:

    Lovely, simple contrasting colors.

  35. Blue, yellow and white flowers in a dark blue vase. What could be prettier? (Don’t answer that question.)

  36. arlingwoman says:

    I just smile at your bouquets. They always give a bit of a lift! I hope your weekend weather was as lovely as ours was down here. Dropped into the sixties Saturday night!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Lisa. Our weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Cool, dry and sunny – apparently, we’re back to 90 tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  37. rickii says:

    So many blues, so many yellows…and they play together so nicely.

  38. I love how the blue and yellow work together. beautiful.

  39. Kathy Sturr says:

    Beautiful Eliza! Only you could make blue look so cheery! Black eyed Susans? Opening already? Gulp, that always signifies the winding down of Summer to me … way too quick!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kathy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Goldenrod does that for me – I see it budding up and I know we’re on the slippery slope towards fall.
      I was thinking of you this morning, how envious I am that you get to escape the winter… how I wish I could opt out, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  40. What a beautiful blog you have! Nature, rest and BEAUTY……certainly a haven for the weary. Nice to “meet” you here. Blessings.

  41. Gorgeous … I love these colors together!

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