In the wee small hours this morning, I tiptoed into the garden...I just could not sleep, and wondered whether I would be able to spot some shooting stars. It was not to be, it was around 3:30 am, and then slowly the sky began to cloud over.
This morning at the breakfast table I have something to brighten up the day. The vase is like a glazed stone with holes in it...and it just the right shade of green...picked up in a Charity Shop some time ago.
The little yellow flowers of the Sedum Kamtschaticum variegatum are the stars in this arrangement. I love the way the leaves have a narrow cream margin, and the flower buds are tinged pink, then open to a golden yellow colour. This colour is then echoed in the nasturtium, and also the leaves of the Japanese grass Hakonechloa macra Albostriata. I wonder whether this is the correct name since the striata are more golden than white! Maybe it is Aureola.
This is a picture of the sedum at Tatton Park, where I first saw it, but where it had been sold out.
My plant came from the pop up stall in Wells where Tadham Alpines set out their tantalising range. We are very fortunate to have plant growers at both the Wednesday and Friday markets, and pop up stalls, as well the special events at the Bishop's Palace Gardens.
Cathy who hosts this meme has some rich coloured blooms in her arrangement this week...and a plant I may well have to acquire for the garden: it is Persicaria 'Fat Domino'..Do go and have a look at her arrangement, and maybe even join in with this meme.