A few days of warm and thundery weather with rainshowers every few minutes has meant the tulips are practically over and everything is about ten foot tall… ok, I am exaggerating, but you know what I mean!
The last of the tulips to open was this elegant peachy one that has turned a deeper shade over the past day or so. It is ‘Menton’ from the Peter Nyssen Harlequin Collection (which I would certainly recommend).
I was actually hoping the Geranium phaeum would make the vase look a bit more dramatic, to justify the title, but they just look soft and pretty instead!
The flashes of white are the Moon Daisies, which are beginning to open now (and we have so many again). There were in fact a few flashes of lightning as I cut them.
A single Geranium macrorrhizum ‘czakor’ …
… a Hellebore, the last white Narcissi actaea and one Spanish bluebell were added, as well as some red/purple Heuchera leaves as a collar.
The vase was chosen intentionally to highlight the deep purple flowers of the Geranium. There is one with plain leaves in here too, but most have lovely chocolatey markings on the foliage.
You can see the stormy sky in the background here. Have you had thunder this May?
Thanks to our lovely host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. She has a gorgeous pink Aquilegia in her vase today. 🙂