The blue skies are hanging around a bit longer at last and the ‘April’ showers we have been getting all through May have subsided. 😉 The ground is soaked through and everything is growing like mad. (A working holiday in Bavaria anyone? I have weeds and more weeds!)
The cool temperatures all month also mean I still have tulips. 😃 The one at the centre of my vase today is called Purple Dance, and along with Tulips Purple Dream and Menton and some purple Alliums it makes for a pretty show at the end of tulip season.
So, this Monday I am pleased to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden once again with a purple arrangement in a purple vase. 😁
This Allium is either Purple Sensation or Purple Rain (very similar).
And the Geranium is G. renardii ‘Philippe Vapelle’. It has lovely dark veins along the petals.
I added some Salvia pratensis, some Nepeta and some Alchemilla mollis, all of which are drooping a little in these photos but they perked up after an hour or so in the vase.
My fading Hellebore is still looking gorgeous, so I had to include it again… it lasts so well (two or three weeks) in a vase when cut this late. I wonder if it is possible to dry it. I will try.
Then there is this purple Aquilegia. Now where did a purple one come from?!
A bit of Heuchera foliage, some chive heads and some Geranium phaeum finished things off.
Have a good week everyone.