I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden again this Monday for her weekly meme where we gather things from our gardens for a vase to bring indoors.
As spring progresses towards summer (or so it seems at the moment with our gorgeous sunshine) the tulips are gradually stripping out in the warmth, shedding their petals rather elegantly, as tulips tend to do. But one remained fully clothed for today, albeit one I don’t remember planting or even seeing before! The mystery tulip is very dark purple, almost black. A perfect match for the Geranium phaeum I intended to use anyway, as it is taking over one spot in my garden. I love the decorative foliage on this G. phaeum, which reflects the chocolatey purple of the flowers.
I also wanted to use the seedheads of my red Pulsatilla vulgaris. Another favourite, and the colours matched too. So in it went, along with a few purple Heuchera leaves and a fading deep red Hellebore.
And since I had decided on a purple glass vase, a few cuttings of sage and lavender around the edges lightened it up a bit.
I hope you are all getting some of this beautiful blue sky too.
Have a week filled with sunshine!