In a Vase on Monday: Colour!

Monday has come round once more and I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly meme. And this week I was spoilt for choice. There is so much colour in the garden now!😃


The backdrop for my collection of flowers is my amazing butternut squash plants, which already have tiny pale green fruit forming. And the giant zucchini is one I missed somehow, hiding under some neighbouring tomato foliage. I have been keeping a tab on how many zucchini I have picked so far and in July alone this is the seventeenth. I think I will be making soup again soon… 😉

Back to the vases… first a tiny vase crammed full of blue borage flowers, and then my main vase, where my lovely orange Snapdragons ‘Orange Wonder’ were the starting point.

They have a peachy tinge which combines two of my favourite colours, pink and orange. 😃 I added some golden Euphorbia and some bright yellow Hypericum, as well as some of the dark-leafed Hypericum ‘Miracle Night’. And the first Echinacea ‘Flamethrower’ to open…

There is also a spike of purple Buddleia (‘Royal Red’ – not really red at all, but maroon at the nearest)…

… and a stem of Salvia pratensis in a rich shade of blue…

I was, however, also tempted to pick a stem of the the Sanguisorba ‘Weihanstephan’ with its amazing pink fluffy flowers.

Aren’t they gorgeous? Or perhaps a matter of taste?

So that meant I needed another vase and more pink!

The Cosmos are just beginning to flower – on the left is one ‘Antiquity’ and on the right ‘Daydream’. A big spike of the pink buddleia ‘Pink Delight’ complemented these rosy hues well, and then a little creamy white for highlights seemed right, in the form of Cephalaria gigantea and Scabiosa ochroleuca. They look strikingly similar except for their size. I‘m afraid the Scabiosa is hiding on this photo but was on the left in the first picture of the Sanguisorba.

(I think I actually prefer the Sanguisorba in the flower bed than in a vase 😉)

I do hope you have lots of lovely colour in your gardens this week. Why not share and make a vase for Cathy’s meme too?

Have a wonderful week! 🌻😎🦋