Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) are bright and beautiful in the garden right now. In a contrasting cobalt blue jug, their gold color just pops.
Bachelor buttons (Centaurea cyanus) and Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) provide additional blue. White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) are fillers.
I’m linking with Cathy’s In A Vase on Monday at Rambling in the Garden. Click the link to see more arrangements from gardener’s around the world.
Oh how pretty Eliza. Your yellow flowers really pop with the blue vase and look like a ray of summer sunshine.
Thank you, Cindy!
Jaunty, jaunty, jaunty. Love the color of that pitcher.
Thank you, Laurie. A lovely blue like your fountain. 🙂
My favorite color.
Your pairings of containers with the arrangements always catch my eye. The blue, yellow and white work wonderfully well.
Thank you, Susan!
Very nice bouquet! Can’t go wrong with yellow, white & blue!
Thank you, it is a favorite color combination. French provincial!
SO delightful, Eliza! I love it! ❤
Thank you, Julie!
I love that display Eliza, such a happy bouquet. Love the daisies.
Thank you, Alison! They are a common wildflower, but I adore them. ❤
This display looks very fresh and pretty. You must have a beautiful garden at the moment!
Thank you, Anne. The annual flowers are starting to open, so soon, the big garden will be filled with color, both on the annual and the perennial sides. I always look forward to that riot of color. 🙂
I hope you will give us a ‘big picture’ view of it in time.
Of course! 🙂
It’s a patio perfect pitcher!
🙂 Thank you, Chris!
Gorgeous blues and yellows and whites. One of my favourite colour combinations. Your garden must be amazing.
Thank you, MaryJane. My gardens are a jumble, but they sure produce ample flowers for me to play with. 😉
Great trio…beautiful flowers, lovely vase, and a fine floral motif glass table. 🙂
Thank you, Steve!
Lovely 🙂 What a gorgeous arrangement of colours and flowers.
Thank you, Caryl!
The Sundrops are certainly deserving of their common name. Although Oenothera speciosa grows quite easily here (most people consider it a weed), I’ve only rarely seen a yellow version of what we commonly call evening primrose in garden centers. My Sunset Garden Book informs me that I’m well outside O. fruticosa’s normal range, which explains things. A pity, although I notice that another relative bearing yellow blooms, O. macrocarpa, can be grown here.
I remember seeing a creamy-white species when I was down in Anzo-Borrego. Same flower shape, but with sparse, silvery, drought-tolerant foliage.
🥰🥰 couldn’t be more perfect! Such ‘earth’ colors. I, too, love the pattern of the table. Those Daisy Fleabanes sure come in handy! I’ve pulled so many up this year, from between patio bricks, in pots..a prolific grower. Sundrops spread so kuch, as well. A welcome color.
Thank you, Alice. Yes, I could have called this the ‘abundant garden flower’ bouquet! 😉
Yes, it’s a striking combination, Eliza. I’d love to have it on my table.
🙂 Thanks so much, Sandy. It’d be yours if you lived closer. 😉
I had to Google to see what ‘sundrops’ were – Evening Primrose is what we would call them. This is a lovely mix of yellow and white – so summery, and yellow and blue makes a great combination.
Thank you, Cathy. Yes, it has a few common names and is a well-known ‘pass-along’ plant here. Gardeners always have some to share!
Thank you, Phao!
Thank you, Karina! ❤
Beautiful – a lovely pairing of colours 🙂
Thank you very much!
Love this, one of my favorite color combinations and the vase, yum. Do the Sundrops last?
Each bloom lasts a few days, so a stem could last a week. A good cut flower. Thanks, Amy!
Great, love a good cut flower.
So feminine 💕🌸🌼🌸
🙂 Thank you, Karen! Domestic bliss. 🙂
So bright…love it.
Thank you! 🙂
The colors pop, and I’m partial because I really like yellow and blue together. Perfect this Monday, July 6. 🙂
Thank you, Judy. It is a favorite color combo with me as well. (I probably repeat it a lot!)
We have a native wildflower in central Texas that also shares the name sundrops: Oenothera berlandieri, also known as square-bud primrose from the shape of its buds.
There are many Oenothera species in the US, several are very drought and heat tolerant.
Blue and yellow are always winners. 😃 Lovely fresh summery arrangement in a gorgeous vase. Your Centaurea are a pretty blue-white mix.
Thank you, Cathy. I bought a mixed packet of Centaurea and so there are a few unusual colors in there. The deer mowed most of them down about a month ago, so they are just now beginning to bud up again. Darn deer! Where did they learn the Chelsea Chop? 😉
Oh, how beautiful, Eliza and they look so happy in that blue vase! 🙂 xoxo
Thank you, Marina!
Thank you, Belinda!
Just precious and gorgeous, Eliza! Bless you for bringing beauty into this world! xo
Thank you very much, Amy! 🙂
Oh I love yellow against the bright blue. Lovely summery arrange Eliza 🌞
Thank you, Dorris!
This blue and yellow combination is simply winsome. The sundrops bring such cheer. Have a good week.
Thank you very much, Susie.
How totally beautiful Eliza, you have such a talent and just looking at your arrangements is very inspiring.
Thank you so much for your kind comment, Agnes!
Thank you, Donna!
Love the combination of colors this week with that wonderful vase and table!🙂
Thank you, Susan!
A lovely vase and those sundrops look really fresh and cheerful!
Thank you, Allison!
What a delightful name for ‘sundrops’. I think of the entire genus as evening primrose.
Sundrops must be an eastern US common name. It certainly describes it well.
Or, it may be the yellow sorts.
Truly stunning arrangement, Eliza, between the sundrops and fullness of the arrangement, the cobalt vase. When I scrolled down I heard myself gasp.
🙂 Thank you very much for that lovely compliment, Jet.
Oh, Wow, now that is so pretty, Eliza. Another beautiful color pairing. Thank you for sharing, Lauren
Thank you very much!
Gorgeous! The jug offsets the flowers perfectly. Yellow and blue, with some yarrow for clouds – summer! 🙂
Love that thought– summer in a vase. 🙂 Thanks, Adele!