It is very hot again this Monday, probably hitting 30°C later, so any flowers I want to enjoy before they wilt are coming indoors! My Centaurea succumbs to blackfly and then mildew almost every year, so I picked a single perfect flower that had just opened, and together with some Centranthus ruber that is just opening it is the central focus in this week’s vase.
The feathery petals are echoed by the fluffy spidery Pulsatilla seed heads which I always like to use in vases…
And for contrast the lovely Alchemilla mollis..,
The bluest of blue skies in the background made me wonder if this Centaurea really is blue, or perhaps slightly mauve?
I hope you also have blue skies today.
A couple of Hosta leaves were added, to be appreciated before the snails discover them. 😉 And a single stem of young birch.
Thanks, as always, go to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting this meme. She has a stunning rose to share this week.