This month, I'm featuring some of my favorite plant combinations for Bloom Day, hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. I've also added a floral bouquet for In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy of Rambling in the Garden. I've used collages in most cases but, be warned, this is still a photo-heavy post.
|Only one of my large-flowered bearded Iris have bloomed thus far. Iris germanica 'Haut les Voiles' is shown here with Alstroemeria 'Claire', Euphorbia 'Blue Lagoon', Anagallis monellii, and Lobelia erinus.|
|The floral highlights of this area are (bottom row): Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl', Nierembergia linarifolia 'Purple Robe' and Ozothamnus diosmifolius|
There are also some heavy bloomers with a presence in spots throughout the garden.
And, as usual, I have a few color collages of flowers I didn't manage to work into the preceding collections.
|Top row: Cistus ' Grayswood Pink', Cuphea 'Starfire Pink', and noID Dianthus|
Middle row: Hebe 'Wiri Blush', Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brakelights', and Lotus berthelotii 'Amazon Sunset'
Bottom row: noID rose, Salvia lanceolata, and Rosa 'Pink Meidiland'
|Tow row: Aloe 'Rooikappie', noID Calendula, and thuggish Cotula lineariloba|
Middle row: Cuphea 'Vermillionaire, Hemerocallis 'Elizabeth Salter', and noID Lonicera
Bottom row: Rosa 'Golden Celebration', Rosa 'Joseph's Coat', and Tagetes lemmonii
Finally, to close the Bloom Day portion of this post, here's a look at some of the blooms that signal summer's arrival here:
Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more Bloom Days posts.
Those of you who follow my posts for IaVoM may be surprised that I'm offering only one vase this week. Last week's yellow vase is still holding up well in my front entry so I've prepared just one vase inspired by the first blooms of the Arthropodium cirratum and Centaurea 'Silver Feather' for my dining room table.
|From left to right, views of the vase from the front, back and top. The vase contains: Arthropodium cirratum, Centaurea 'Silver Feather', Jacobaea maritima, Polygala myrtifolia 'Mariposa', Trachelospermum jasminoides, and Verbena bonariensis.|
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see more vases created from materials on hand in bloggers' gardens.
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