Monday, 17 June 2019

In A Vase On Monday - Wildflowers

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday to you all. Wandering round the garden deciding what to cut and bring indoors is becoming much more difficult. Wherever I looked today there were so many roses and clematis in bloom I felt spoiled for choice. So being a contrary Mary, and because of their fleeting beauty, I picked a bunch of wildflowers - a complete contrast to last week's vase.
Can they still be called wildflowers when they are all grown in a garden. The red campion (Silene dioica), and oxeye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare), come from the tiny wildflower patch and the lupins 'Gallery Blue', foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) and cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Biokovo') are growing here and there in the borders. The whippy tendrils are from the Golden Hop (Humulus Lupulus 'Aureus').
Red campion and a cream coloured foxglove.
Oxeye daisy 
Lupin 'Gallery Blue' and Cranesbill

Pink foxglove
As I do quite often, I put the vase on the brick wall before taking the photos. I find the light is better there. It didn't take long for this bee to discover the flowers ...

 ... well, he wasn't to know they weren't growing there.

Linking this post to Cathy's meme In A Vase On Monday on Rambling in the Garden and joining with many others who share whatever they have found to put in a vase this week. If you have filled a vase today I'm sure you would be very welcome to join in too.


cuilliesocks said...

Hello Elizabeth, your display is just beautiful, I love wild flowers and these ones are so pretty. Your lovely vase does them justice. Hope you are well and had a good weekend, Kate x

Cathy said...

Oh that cream foxglove is gorgeous, Elizabeth, and I always enjoy seeing the more delicate arrangements that usually come about from the wilder flowers - especially in your lovely vase, which we haven't seen for a while

Kris Peterson said...

What a variety of wildflowers you have! I have to plant plugs of foxgloves to get them to grow in my own garden - regrettably, they don't seed themselves here.

Craftychris said...

These are such gorgeous wildflowers! Beautiful colours, an absolute delight! xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh this is one lovely bunch Elizabeth, and I love it, esp the visiting bee 😊 how marvellous was that? .. and camera at the ready too.
Hugs Shaz.x