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’.