In a Vase on Monday: Perfect Blue (and Pink and White)

I can remember when I got to the stage in my old garden where I stopped worrying about what I was going to cut for a vase… I still have a long way to go in this garden before I have such abundance that I can snip away to my heart’s content. But I do have some lovely flowers to share nonetheless. 😃 So I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme with what I call my ‘Moon’ vase…

The striking tall spike is Gaura lindheimeri… I think it is Whirling Butterflies, but it could be Summer Breeze, which I also have in the Oval Bed. I am growing a completely white one called Cool Breeze in the Moon Bed this year as well, but it hasn’t quite opened yet.

The beautiful white Cosmos is ‘Fizzy White’ and I really like it so far. It is about 1 metre tall and the flowers last really well.

The pink Cosmos is Double Click Rose Bonbon. The Double Click series are an old favourite, but this pink one is new to me. I am pretty impressed with this one too. 😃

 

Last week I shared some of my Scabiosa. This week my Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfect Blue’ opened. It is so pretty! Looking into the flower close up is fascinating. I may have missed all that detail if I hadn’t picked this flower for a vase!

And the tiny bubblegum pink spike hiding in there is my Polygonum/Bistorta affinis ‘Darjeeling Red’ which does actually have red flowers when it first opens. It is evergreen and flowers from June to November, non-stop! It is perfect ground cover for around the roots of Clematis.

I used various Pulmonaria leaves, a Geranium and an Alchemilla leaf and a Stachys leaf around the base.

 

Are you growing Cosmos this year? Any favourites?

Wishing you all a wonderful week!