Given the Red and Green theme, I’ve been picking flowers from my Red and Green garden, which is under Feijoa trees. It’s full of red Penstemons, leucodendrons, salvias, and small shrubs.
I have 2 types of Kangaroo Paws, one which is is called Red Velvet, and one which is Royal Velvet. They are both red and green, but Red Velvet is dark solid red where as Royal Velvet has red fading to green on the outside (bottom right of the second picture below), and seems to be taller.
The poppies were buds just opening when I cut them, but they came out over night so I took a few more photos. Iceberg roses and one Margaret Merril give it a lovely scent, and there are some white cactus Dahlias with no name, white penstemons, and a cosmos, as well as a Monarda ‘Squaw’, some geraniums, and thalictrum.
Take a trip over to Rambling in the Garden to see what others have found for their vases this week.