Monday, July 25, 2011

Flowers in the House

Late July and finding something nice to cut is a real challenge.  A week of soaring temperatures followed by a wonderful downpour last night did not really leave me many choices.

I should have been cutting phlox for three weeks.  It has been lovely in the border, but as usual I waited until the rain had beaten it down.  There are three shades here - names unknown.  The spiky stuff is Agastache 'Ava' aka Hummingbird Mint and the dark leaves are Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'.

Initially I put this little bit in the guest bath, and it looked darling.  The more I thought about it, tho, the more I wanted to be able to enjoy it.

So I moved it to a small table next to my chair.  No more dew on the petals, but it's right here where I can enjoy it... now!

Thanks to Jane at Small But Charming for hosting this little visit into many flowered homes today.  If you haven't checked it out, please do.  You are in for a treat!