I’ll keep the chit chat to a minimum here, and let the flowers do the talking.
Red dahlia, about 3″ across
Fuchsia ‘Golden Gate’…feast for hummers
Gaura lindenhamerii, munched by dear in early spring, came roaring back. The tallest flower spike is 8′.
I think it rates a close-up.
Speaking of tall things, here’s Joe Pye as I stand looking up at him, silhouetted against blue sky.
…and a similar shot of Helenium maximilianii.
Chasmantium latiforium or ‘Northern Sea Oats’
Rose of Sharon
Oxydendrum arboreum, or Sourwood, or Lily-of-the-Valley tree (you can see why).
Lots of material out there for bouquets…here Anemone ‘Honorine de Jobert’ stakes out the high ground, with a supporting cast of Solidago ‘Fireworks’ and Lonicera nitida ‘Baggsen’s Gold’.
The silver and black theme was lifted from Loree here, and carried out using Lamb’s Ears, Stachys ‘Helen Von Stein’ as a base with sprigs of Calluna vulgaris adding just a hint of color.
Thanks, as always, go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for dreaming up Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
The color, display, light and oder seemed just perfect. It made me a bit homesick wishing I was there.
That’s a pretty Dahlia, I am so partial to red. Lots of great bloomers, Ricki. I have some of the same ones.
The blooms have much to say this month! I pulled up my gaura yesterday. Like yours, it was munched earlier in the season, though mine was by gophers that left about two inches of root. Glad to see that yours pulled through so well. Gosh, I swear I used to have the same vase as in the last one you show–(Nice arrangement BTW!) It’s such a great shape. Happy Bloomday!
That is one tall Gaura!! I wish the Fuchsia I tried to grow had succeeded, love those blooms.
Fabulous shot of the Joe Pye foliage and flowers….and that silver and black arrangement is just perfection!
Brook~We miss you too.
Alison~We seem to have more than just RED in common.
James~Gosh, yourself…I think if R solves the gopher problem, we’ll be on easy street. I’ll be sure to let you in on any breakthroughs.
Janet~I have failed with a few fuchsias. You might try ‘Golden Gate’.
Loree~Knew I could count on you to appreciate the black & silver combo.
I love the way that fuchsia is swarming over its support and swallowing what looks like a fence in the background. Looking forward to seeing these beauties in person!.
Jane~I disagreed when everyone said last winter was a mild one, but the fuchsia has proved me wrong. Hope it is still going strong when we meet to swap.