Monday, June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013 -- hollyhocks, lilies, snapdragons, ETC!

This was an attempt to capture the lushness of what's going on in the garden right now. This arrangement is bigger than any self-respecting windowsill arrangement should be, were the flowers! It's hard to make a small arrangement with a hollyhock, although I should try. It was really this combination of colors that thrilled me: pale pink hollyhocks with magenta centers, dusky pink Asiatic lilies, bright pink catchfly (Silene armeria), yellow and peach snapdragons, and interesting wild grasses. And, unbelievable as it may seem, most of these stems are garden discards! The snaps needed to be cut because they were on the ground or on the way to seed, the hollyhocks were suffering from a bad case of rust on their lower leaves, the catchfly I pulled by accident. The lilies.. well, yes, I cut those and the grasses for their beauty.

Up close view of these wonderful colors below. 


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