Goodness we have had some weather. Really high winds.
And frosty nights. The poor garden is huddled and lying miserably with its ears back waiting for the next onslaught; I read that it is going to get even colder. It is going to be a challenge finding Ten December Blooms which are interesting enough to write about later in the month. But we will see. In the meantime I have used my silver lustre vase to represent the frosty appearance of my garden this week.
I love the jade green of the sea poppy foliage, Glaucium corniculatum ‘Burnt orange’. I think it sets of the Solanum laxum ‘Creche ar Pape’ really well.
And it looks good with the little snowballs of Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ which has pink buds opening to white flowers.
I cannot think of the name of the yellow daisy flower above at the moment, it has lovely glaucous leaves, Here they are. What on earth is it called? it’s going to bother me all day.
The fluffy seedheads of Pennisetum villosum pick up the shaggy heads of the Astrantia major.
Other flowers include the tattered remains of the blue flowers of Ceratostigma willmottianum and the last little buds of the wonderfully fragrant annual Zaluzianskya which has white and maroon buds and smells divine. And there is some winter jasmine which is a mainstay all winter and then white heather for luck.
Garden bloggers are creative and resourceful people and I am sure there will be plenty of lovely vases to see even as the winter closes in. Do go over to Cathy at ramblinginthegarden to see what everyone has come up with.