A plant what does well in the shade, and another one that does well in the sun. are together in my little vase. I love a little shade in the garden, and am planning to create some shade in order to grow some of my favourite shade loving plants. I was going to use three stems of wild plum which my little Grand daughter had picked yesterday, however the blooms are a little worse for their long journey in the boot box in the car.
The three stems of Corydalis solida Beth Evans is the mainstay of the small arrangement. This is one of two corydalis I bought at the Bishops's Palace. I like to see them in flower, and this one was a good pink colour. The name Corydalis comes from korydalis, meaning crested lark in Greek– on account of the shape of the flowers.
I love the foliage of corydalis but have not cut any leaves as they are needed to feed up the bulb. This past week I have been reading The Knot by Jane Borodale. The Knot alludes to the knot garden being planted by Henry Lyte of Lytes Cary Manor.
"The Honeysuckle is offering up tiers of new greyish-purple leaves along its stem."
When I read this last weekend, I picked my way through th snow to the honeysuckle and indeed it had just started to shoot. This Monday the purple leaves are already unfurling after two days of sunny weather.
Cathy who hosts this meme is 'testing' us with ideas coming thick and fast. Do go over to her post then if you have a vase why not join in too.
As a' postscript' here is one of the Corydalis for foliage: Blue Heron first seen in Alison's Garden last autumn where just the leaves were sufficient for me to stop and admire it. This is number one on my list.
I am hoping that Alison will feature its blooms soon as they are the most magnificent blue.....