I am joining in with Cathy‘s popular meme to show an arrangement of flowers from the garden on a Monday. There is such an abundance of lovely things to choose from in June that even I feel I can spare a few blooms from the garden. As there are so many pastels about at the moment I have gone for something a bit more zingy. Ginger, marmalade, you can call it what you like, but actually it is orange. I used to hate orange flowers but now I can’t get enough of them. Several people have been showing a lovely orange Geum lately: ‘Totally Tangerine’. I wish I had it. My lovely terracotta Geum ‘Flames of Passion’ is over or I would have included it.
I have used three roses here: ‘Buff Beauty’, ‘Grace’ and the pale peach one is the dear little buttonhole rose, ‘Perle d’or’.
The other flowers are Alstroemeria, and an orange Eccremocarpus which is taking over my greenhouse, I don’t know where it came from, I didn’t plant it. There is Phygelius with little terracotta trumpets in there. The evening primrose is a child of my original Oenothera versicolor ‘Sunset Boulevard’ which was orange. This one is yellow with an orange centre. There are some Heuchera flowers from Heuchera ‘Marmalade and a last lingering little spray of Epimedium. I popped in a couple of flowers of the orange poppy, Papaver rupifragum which is pretty but a bit of a weed; it comes up everywhere.
There are two grasses, one is the amazing Stipa gigantea which is looking gorgeous at the moment, specially when it is shimmering in the sun. The other is the quaking grass, Briza media ‘Limouzi’ which I love. The seed heads look like puffy oats.
The foliage is Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’, Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ and bronze fennel.
The vase is a Chinese ginger jar which I thought appropriate to the colour theme.
Please do go over to ramblinginthegarden and see what Cathy and everyone else has in a Vase on Monday.