More is more – in a Vase on Monday

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’.

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14 thoughts on “More is more – in a Vase on Monday

  1. 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.

  2. 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

    1. 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.

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