This week I started out with purple Columbine and Wallflowers. At the last minute I decided to add some orange to spark up the colour a little.
One thing led to another and I ended up with a California Poppy, some orange and yellow Kniphofia, Mint leaves, Dill flowers, a couple of Penstemon, Pansies, Chinese Forget-me-Nots, and an Echium flower. Then as I was closing the gate to leave I picked the two dark Tulips.
These are a bit of a mystery – I assume they got there with the euphorbia cuttings which grew in the pots with the tulips. I’m surprised I didn’t see them when transplanting, and even more surprised that they did so well without chilling. In fact they are the only ones that came back this year of that colour – all the ones which spent the winter in the fridge turned out red, or red and yellow.
Finally I added a couple of Pyrostegia from my deck in the city for just a bit more orange.
Join Cathy and the others at Rambling in the Garden for more flowers in this week’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’.
14 thoughts on “More is more – in a Vase on Monday”
That is really an abundant arrangement, Cath, and so many different kinds of flowers, even tulips! I really like the peachy oranges with the purples, the Kniphofias make quite elegant towering accents.
Thank you, I really would like more of those tulips. It would be great if it turns out they can survive in the garden rather than in pots.
I love the rich colors in your design. Beautiful.
Thank you. 🙂
I thought the picture was missing until I realised it was your header! Definitely jewel like colours today and such a mixture of blooms – in the UK some of these would be spring flowering and some summer flowering so it seems strange to see them together. Such lovely abundance – thanks for sharing
Thank you Cathy – I only had one decent photo, I missed the light at both ends of the day and took that one while getting ready for work. 🙂 I have a few different Kniphofias and they flower at different
times of year. These smaller ones seem to be Spring flowering.
That’s interesting about the kniphofias, thanks Cath
The orange and purple combination is very stylish – lovely to see your spring flowers. Really love the Kniphofias.
Thank you. I love them too and am getting quite a few different ones which flower at different times of year.
Your arrangements are stunning! I love the rich colors in this one.
Thank you for being so encouraging!
Seriously, you could be a pro!
Lovely rich colours brimming with all the hope of Spring, how lovely is that?
It is a lovely time of year. The Echiums – Pride of Madiera- were just glowing this evening, and covered with bees of all sorts.