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.
I like the architecture of this arrangement, Ricki. The pink cosmos and dill both arch upward, creating an echo of form. My favorite part, though, is the nicotiana. Such neat little bells!
The seed for the Nicotiana is easier to find than it used to be (Garden Fever). This is the first year I’ve been very successful growing it.
Very nice ! I’ll have to look out for that Gooseneck; and the Nicotiana .
Sorry I missed you at the garden open !
As far as I know, the Nicotiana must be grown from seed. For you, that should be no problem.
It’s a gentle mixture that works nicely because of the acid green of the Nicotiana and bits of the dill umbel providing an edge of color. You’ve made me miss the Lysimachia clethroides I left at my last house. Luckily the current homeowners like it as well.
I’ve always been warned that the “geese” could run rampant but mine are well-behaved. I could actually use more of them.
Very pale and delicate, not your usual style at all! The goblet makes a an excellent container and you know you were being a good neighbour by buying it so that gives a good feeling.
Always fun to stretch out in a new direction.
A lovely little goblet you have put together
Thanks, Jill…I look forward to checking out Gardening Hands.
You may not like pastel colours very much rickii, but this is the perfect blend of them – from the blooms to the green of the foliage. Lovely, and thanks for sharing
Hard to really DISlike anything that grows in the garden. Sometimes what I find myself liking surprises me.
Oh I like this very much. Chartreuse and acid greenness–those seem to do wonders in a vase. The blue goblet is perfect.
Thanks for always being so supportive.
Love using the dill to provide height to the arrangement.
Just enough for this little bouquet…no way enough for pickles. I’m a pill when it comes to dill.
The chartreuse Nicotiana lends a freshness to the whole arrangement. I love those seashell cosmos too.
I have both kinds of cosmos, but the seashell variety has a little something extra.