My friend Simone (🤗) visited a couple of days ago, and as she was leaving she looked up and remarked at how many stars she could see. I think I rather take that for granted, living out in the countryside away from strong street lamps, motorways or industrial estates.
So I am using my ‘Moon’ vase today, with one of my first peonies and some star-like flowers. And with clear skies forecast for the next few days, I shall make sure I look out at the moon and the stars with more attention this week.
Peony officinalis ‘Alba plena’ opened in the Moon Bed last week.
The delicate white stars on the right are Deutzia gracilis. I think that is a lovely name for them.
The star-shaped bud is Scabiosa ochroleuca, the seedhead on the left is Pulsatilla vulgaris, and the small white flower at the back is Dianthus arenarius.
The reddish pink flower is a Knautia macedonica. It would have been fitting to use the ‘Mars Midget’ variety, which I had in my last garden. But this one, from my ‘Melton pastels’ clump, still looks a bit like a tiny planet, especially when you see it waving in the breeze on its tall and (against the rest of the greenery) almost invisible stalks. 😃
Can you see the night sky where you live? And do you know the names of all the stars? I am hopeless at recognizing the different formations, but I think I have spotted our brightest stars Venus, Mars and the North Star recently.
Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, who I am joining with my Monday vase again. Do pop over to visit her, and see all the lovely things people have found to share from their gardens.
And have a lovely week!