I was going to make up a vase of some of the beautiful greens in the garden, by that I mean green foliage. I hadn't the heart to cut them in case the plants bleed too much and left them where they can continue to grow unmolested. Instead I have a little selection of what is growing in the front garden. Today the main attraction in the front garden are the three Amalanchier tress. It is the first day that they are fully in bloom and they look terrific.
Its from the front garden that I picked pale lemon wall flowers, pansies, and silver laced polyanthus, and a few springs of Lonicera nitida 'baggesen's gold'. Last week on the IAVOM posts there was the talk of untidy wallflower plants. I was therefore pleased that the ones I planted have grown into sturdy compact plants with many flower stems on each plant. Lime greens, lemons and purples in the vase this week.
The tiny watering can in crystal used to belong to my mother and reminds me that even though we are having showers...the bird baths need cleaning and filling virtually every day. Its been fun watching the birds come down to feed and bath each morning.
As with all of us gardeners this is a really busy time, and Kathy who hosts this meme has posted lovely blooms again...so do go and see what suprise she has in store.