The garden is getting that mid Summer Look. Seed heads, Fuchsias and Penstemons this week. The Love in the Mist are seedlings from last year crop, which ought to have been weeded out much earlier, the poppies with no name, the Fuchsia a hardy one but with no name, and a lovely deep purple Penstemom.
Cathy has prompted me, and on consideration, looking at the form of the plant, shape of flowers etc., I believe that it is Fuchsia Riccartonii.
The Vase is the bottom of an Arts and Crafts period Pewter biscuit barrel, that has a lovely lid. It usually sits on a kitchen shelf along with some other pewter bits. The mosaic birds were bought from and made by my friend Helen Clues who is based at the Farthing Gallery in Kenilworth. We just happened to be invited to a soiree just before we moved, and I fell in love with the Lovey Doves as Mr S and I are....
The Penstemon was given to me by neighbour Val, which was from a cutting from one bought by her mother. It is a lovely plant too, and yesterday I took cuttings. We shall see in a few weeks if they have taken.
As for the lack of names, I could have posted a 'wordless' IAVOM........Cathy who gathers us together has a very colourful arrangement, together with a great story woven around her theme of Bright Eyes. Do go and have a look, other too will join in, and well worth a dip into, not only for lovely arrangements from home grown flowers, but dotted here and there good prose, photographs and gardening tips.