Pastels are not usually my thing, but our neighbor had a garage sale where, mostly to be neighborly, I picked up this frosted blue goblet. One thing led to another, as it often does.
I’m crazy about Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) and it is at its very freshest and best right now. The leaves make a nice framework to support a few other delicate stems.
Another favorite is the unusual annual, Nicotiana langsdorfii. Joined by a stem of dill, their acid greenness sets off the seashell Cosmos nicely.
Those chartreuse bells dangle, but when on is caught up in foliage and tips up its face, it resembles Euphorbia.
One pale pink Cosmos bridges the gap between the whites and the deeper pink. Now why not pop on over to (Rambling in the Garden), where most of Cathy’s followers are indulging in the hot colors of summer. You can always come back here if you need to cool off.