For the first time since September, we are experiencing a run of more than two days of sunshine. What a joy to get up in the morning and walk into the gardens with a mug of coffee and nippers in hand, to make a posy for my deck table!
Columbine seeds freely here so I can only say this is a Aquilegia hybrid.
The Brunera macrophylla‘Heartleaf alkanet’ is one I added last year. All the Brunera blossoms are fading, but the lovely heart-shaped leaves and textured light of the plant will grace my shade gardens all summer through. To bring some green into the posy, I added a sprig of Mexican Orange, Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’ . For lightness and lift I finished with the tiny pink blossoms of an unknown sedum.
The vase is one I found at a thrift shop — blown glass with a lime green interior and celadon exterior.
If you have the name of this sedum, please leave a comment. I spent over an hour searching my notebooks and on-line to no avail!
Here’s to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for keeping this fair-weather gardener going throughout a wet winter and early spring!