Silent Sunday

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In A Vase On Monday – Bearded Iris

Fluffy-white tall bearded iris steals the show this week. Bought at a local Iris Society sale  many years ago, I’ve lost the name, but I think it might be “Snowflake’ or something similar. Regardless, it is a good performer and a beauty we look forward to every year.

White rhododendron down low, and wooly lamb’s ears flower buds add a silvery touch. A sprig of rose-scented geranium adds texture. I was struck by the rusty-orange flowers of sheep’s sorrel (Rumex acetosellaand added it for contrast.

Harkening back to my childhood when I was first charmed by wildflowers, I picked a bouquet of Golden Alexander, buttercups, ground ivy, and starry white Ornithogalum umbellatum as accompaniment for the last two double poeticus narcissi.

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.

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Silent Sunday

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Hail!

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While it could be worse, a gardener never likes to see hail in the garden once the plants have leafed out. 😦

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In A Vase On Monday

I realized after supper that I needed to make a quick arrangement before the light faded. Being Memorial Day here in the States, red, white and blue would have been appropriate colors, but satisfactory blooms aren’t in my garden at the moment. I wandered around looking for inspiration until I spied the pink rhododendron and thought that might make a good start. It’s been a super year for my azaleas and rhododendrons. Perhaps the drought last summer spurred them into flower production and the mild winter spared the buds.

I added matching pink Geranium macrorrhizum blossoms, starry clusters of pale blue Amsonia tabernaemontana, and white bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis alba). A few grasses that were set to flower and variegated Lamium foliage finished the arrangement.

A second, small arrangement is rather whimsical, looking a bit like a multi-antennaed alien! I found a broken Allium aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’ on the ground and added chive blossoms buds that I had on the kitchen counter.

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.

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Silent Sunday

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Wordless Wednesday

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