Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.
Coral Charm Peony opened last week and how I wish I could encourage it to be patient: “Take your time beautiful flowers.” One of seven buds opened, followed immediately by the other six at once. The effect is breathtaking and although I usually I do not mind cutting flowers to bring indoors, I could bear to yield just one for today’s vase.
Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima,’ loaded with buds, offered up two more large flowers.
With this elegant beginning the garden then beckoned “choose me, choose me!” Irises, roses, snapdragons all sang out.
Antirrhinum majus ‘Speedy Sonnet White’ (Snapdragon)
Antirrhinum majus ‘Speedy Sonnet Bronze’ (Snapdragon)
Iris germanica ‘Immortality’
Iris germanica ‘Orinoco Flow’
Iris germanica ‘Raspberry Blush’
Iris Tectorum (Japanese Roof Iris)
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)
Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’
Rosa (old-fashioned family passalong rose)
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Penstemon Digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Red/black raku vase, Charles Chrisco, Chrisco’s Pottery
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower-filled vases across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place in a vase this week. Good health and peace to you.