Often I only notice flax flowers when the Tuis are drinking the nectar, but this one is from a pot by the door of the greenhouse, so the deep orange of the flowers and the dark brown-purple stem caught my eye. It’s unfortunately disappearing into the background in my photo.
The single Dahlias with dark leaves are a mix of Keith Hammett Dahlias and their children. The bees love them the best, so I rarely pick them.
I’m especially fond of Dahlia ‘Eveline’, the delicate white with mauve edges.
A single Calianthus is enough scent for the whole vase. This is one flower which hasn’t liked the extra moisture this year – some of the flowers wilted on the plant, and many of the leaves look rusty.
Other flowers in the vase are Rudbeckia, a seed grown Kniphofia, Lavender ‘Sidonie’ a seed grown lemon and white dahlia, and Escallonia ‘Gold Brian’ foliage.
Visit Rambling in the Garden to see more flowers or to post your own.