Once again I am joining Cathy for In A Vase On Monday, a weekly challenge to fill a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden. Three pinks come together for this week’s arrangement.
My pass-along pink rose came into full bloom this past week. It is one I have grown almost since dinosaurs roamed, given to me by my garden mentor Virgie (my mother’s first cousin). This fragrant rose is one my mother and my maternal grandmother also grew and I keep it for its sentimental attachment.
I am very fond of the pink Phlox divaricata (Woodland phlox) that also opened last week. It is yet another of VIrgie’s pass-alongs.
I ordered two peonies from an apparently very unreliable source a couple of years ago. Last year one of them, Paeonia lactiflora Duchess de Nemours, bloomed and turned out to be more likely Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’. This week the second peony bloomed for the first time. It was supposed to be Paeonia lactiflora ‘Black Beauty’ (Nightlife Peony) with a dark burgundy colored flower, according to the picture in the catalog. Accompanying text proclaimed, “nearly black bloom.” Instead, lovely but pink.
Phlox divaricata (Woodland phlox)
Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting. Please visit her to see what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.