There is so much more blooming in the garden this week as spring is flowing into summer. The cool days are most likely behind us now, with summer heat and humidity in full swing. This week’s bouquet is a collection of all my favorite garden colors.
My favorite color in garden flowers is pink. There can never be too much pink in a garden for my tastes. I don’t use it much in decorating or clothes, but I spread it around extravagantly when it comes to gardening. It is a color that makes me happy. And of all my pink flowers, Ragged Robin is my favorite.
It adds such a nice touch to an arrangement.
Nepeta adds softness wherever and however it is used, and is one of my top five perennials.
Nepeta flowers look as if they have little faces that are laughing and having a conversation.
A new addition to my garden this year is a late blooming lilac, ‘Syringa Pre Donald Wyman’, that was the foundation of this bouquet.
Next in, was fuzzy Lamb’s Ears, adding a touch of texture and gray.
Ground Elder, my chief garden thug, is tolerated only in small portions . . . just for it’s delicate white umbel flowers. After blooming, I dig it out at every opportunity. But it is persistent, and is soon back to torment me.
And lastly, I added a few Siberian iris and white Spiderwort to round out the bouquet.
Linking with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for In a Vase on Monday. Be sure to stop over to see more beautiful bouquets from around the world.