Even though the weather has warmed significantly, there is still not much blooming in my gardens. What I do have though is Dame’s Rocket, or what I usually call wild roadside phlox. I bought a few starts at a flea market several years ago, and let them go to seed. Now I have multiple plants at the back of the yard, which makes for a pretty view from the house.
My Purple Sensation Alliums are blooming now and might have made a nice addition to this bouquet. But I don’t have enough of them that I felt comfortable cutting any when they are so pretty in the garden. So, wild phlox will have to do for this week.
I arranged them at my new favorite place to hang out. It’s so nice to spend time at this table that is nestled in the back side of my yard. It’s a place to escape from any neighboring eyes, and is usually very serene. The neighbor’s behind me have five children with two sets of young twins. One of the girls loves to sing, and someone gave her a child’s version of a microphone. Needless to say, it wasn’t as quiet today as usual. What are parents thinking?
Wild phlox makes an easy and simple arrangement that I find soft and soothing. Their quiet, pale lavender blooms tucked in an old glass pitcher, combined with my pot of angel vine makes a sweet centerpiece. A glass of cold water, a book, and the dog on my lap is my idea of relaxation on a Sunday afternoon.
Wild phlox growing along the roadside can often be found in differing shades of lavender and white. I had one plant that was slightly darker and had intended to add a few stems for contrast. But a honey bee was busy tending to the blooms, so I left well enough alone.
The unopened blooms remind me of miniature rose buds.
Sometimes simple and serene are all that is needed to complete a warm and lovely weekend.
Joining with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for “In A Vase on Monday”. There you will find many lovely and intricate arrangements with exotic and beautiful flowers from around the world.