The first two of an all white gladiolus collection planted in early summer have begun to open. In a season when bright hot colors usually dominate, these clean, fresh flowers evoke a sense of purity and calm.
Each white flower is accented with purple pollen grains and violet brushstrokes at the throat.
These purple attributes are reinforced in the design by the amethyst swirls of a Caithness glass bud vase and spires of lavender-blue Russian sage.
The camera enunciated a pale yellow characteristic that barely registers when viewed in person, but which complements nonetheless.
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage)
Caithness glass bud vase
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us a chance to release our flower arranging passion. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their gardens to place In A Vase On Monday.