Our June heat wave had me cutting Peonies for bouquets rather than let them quickly languish in these high temperatures. Knowing I had pale pink and yellow blooms I decided I would do an unmatched pair of bouquets in my equally unmatched pair of Queen mugs. I always mentally picture these containers as white with pink and yellow. And I'm always surprised when I go to put my flowers in them to discover how they are in fact decorated.
My Eric Ravilious mug IS pink and yellow (above left) but almost all the color on the Richard Guyatt is inside where the flowers will obscure it. As the current saying goes, nevertheless I persisted. I went ahead and created a pink bouquet for Guyatt and a yellow one for Ravilious. I took the pictures on a narrow Chinese bench in the front hall where there is one of the few neutral walls in a our house.
The minute I brought Peony 'Soft Salmon Joy' indoors she closed up and never opened again until the evening. Also in this group are Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' and G. phaeum 'Joan Baker,' Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow,' Persicaria bistorta 'Superba,' Geum 'Mai Tai' and leaves and flowers from unknown Heucheras
The yellow grouping includes P. 'Border Charm' surrounded by flowers from Heucheras 'Ginger Ale,' 'Marmalade,' and 'Champagne,' Autumn fern, Epimediums 'Domino' and 'LaRocaille.'
An evening view of the pair of mugs relocated to the dining room table. It being June, they've been joined by vases at either end of the living room and one in each bathroom.
To see what other gardeners have focused on this week in their gardens and bouquets, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this addictive and totally enjoyable meme.
For those interested in such things, Saturday was sunny and windy with a high of 87 degrees F. (30.55 C.) and Sunday was not quite as windy but the high was 91 degrees F. (32.77 C.). Still that warm at 6:30 in the evening as I write this.