It was a busy weekend moving plants to make space for a bigger water tank. So initially I collected flowers from plants which needed to be pruned before moving.
Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’ had to have its brittle branches cut back. The magenta flowers have dropped but the bracts are still lovely, the same dusty velvet colour of the Burgundy Iceberg Rose which moved with it.
The bright pink flowers of the Rose Scented Pelargonium were next. I have to admit that the Irises were not being moved, however lots of them are flowering now, and the good thing about bringing them back is that we get to enjoy them all week.
Plenty of purple Columbine were struggling under the rampant Mint, so I hope they will be happier where I have moved them. The perennial White Stock has a wonderful scent, blending with the Sweet Alyssum but not overpowering it. California poppies add such a bright spark to all that green and purple and Linaria has lovely wavy wands of purple flowers.
Artichoke leaves and seed laden stems from a South African Restio give some structure. The blue flowers spikes of another member of the Iris family, a Sisyrinchium, are similar in shape to the Ixias, and the Ixias themselves are new this year. So far they seem to be all the same colour but it’s a lovely one, Crimson shading to pink and pale yellow.
Pop on over to Rambling in the Garden for more flowers in this week’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’.