Just living is not enough…
one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower
– Hans Christian Anderson
Summer flowers bloom to brighten our lives, to fill the air with scent, and colour, and passion. It’s been a hot summer so far, and my little garden yard has filled me with delight.
I’ve got containers of irises, nemesia, purple campanula, dianthus of many shades and fragrances, scabious, gorgeous red-hot primula vialii, and always lavender.
Then I discovered the blues and lilacs of hydrangea swathing Dad’s pathway. I’m not a fan of the hyndrangea, but these blues, and in particular the electric-blue and white stripe, quite enchanted me.
I love roses and these three are peach up at my Dad’s, a Charles De Mills which I have at home, and a bunch of beautiful white roses climbing up the hospital wall across the road from me.
I went to the The National Botanic Gardens of Wales last month and loved the paeonies growing in their wild meadows, Bowl of Beauty being one such spectacular bloom. Also found fields of scarlet poppies, blue nigella, and lots of irises.
My own lavender have done well this year along with one of my favourites the arum lily, being enjoyed here by a fall of rain and a happy snail.
How has your garden done so far this year?
What flowers are you enjoying most?