Five classic cottage garden flowers – Achillea, Agapanthus, Agastache, Digitalis (foxglove) and Helenium – looked fresh and modern in this floral mix-up of fun, froth and fireworks. Every angle I viewed from had a slightly different story to tell.
I was so taken by the Agastache that I tried to buy some shortly afterwards. Todd’s Botanics, who created the design for the Hampton Court Flower Show, weren’t offering those cultivars online. After a little searching, I managed to place an order elsewhere but as sometimes happens when handling live plant material, when the delivery time came, I had an apologetic e-mail to explain that the Agastache could not be supplied.
I still look back fondly at the colours and moods in this series of images and have already shared different angles / colour combinations together with the cultivar names in this earlier post. And while I didn’t manage to get the flowers in my tiny garden, those of you visiting my website may recognise that I’m using a crop of them as my website header.
Shared for Becky’s SquareUp Challenge.
32 Replies to “Floral Mix-up”
Oh, these are so gloriously summery.
Yes, they are (sigh)
Jewel brights! I love them 🙂 🙂
It’s funny how they seem bright and soft at the same time.
You deserve a bigger garden
I’ll just have to imagine the world is my garden. I do get to see inside lots of nice ones, including your own! 🙂
You do, indeed. 🙂
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