As I walked out into the garden, I was greeted by a particularly strong burst of blue; initially I noticed it in the full-flowering, blue-stemmed stalks of Salvia farinacea. Looking further, I realized I had a whole host of blues and near-blues from assorted lavenders. I did not use all of them, only Lavandula x intermedia and L. x Goodwin's Creek Gray.
They seemed the perfect foil to the silvery white of this cluster of Narcissus "Autumn Colors"...
...as well as the silvery peach tones of rose "Wollerton Old Hall".
I did not want to complicate the mix, so I slipped just these into a narrow-necked stoneware jar.
There is quite a bit of blue!
Thank you to Cathy for helping open our eyes to what is actually available to cut for indoor enjoyment!
As an additional note, I decided to make up a small book of photos for this Christmas. Just 33 color plates and no text, it's a slim, softcover volume but does have some of my favorite garden photos from this past year. I have a handful left, and I'm making them available here on the website for $20 USD each and free shipping just about anywhere.
Visions From a Desert Garden can be ordered here if you like!
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 72 F (22 C)/Low: 50 F (10 C); Humidity: 14%-62%
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Cathy (Tuesday, 05 December 2017 03:07)
A lovely combination that I would never see here Amy! I almost thought I could smell that lavender, and then I realised it was my lavender handsoap I could smell! LOL!
Cathy (Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:24)
That splash of blue in your garden must have been a joy to behold - and now you have that joy inside, along with your wonderful WOH rose. So nice :)
Kris P (Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:57)
It's a lovely combination, Amy. Blue flowers always make the grade in my book.
Diana Studer (Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:38)
Those deep vivid blues are the colour that makes my heart sing!
Brian Skeys (Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:51)
That salvia is a vivid blue perfectly complimented by the rose.
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:18)
Cathy@Words and Herbs - Honestly, I am surprised by it even here! I expected the Salvia and French lavender to be done and the narcissus to wait a little longer. But I'm perfectly happy with each of them! ;-) Lavender soap sounds wonderful; I need to start making soap again - it's been years since I've done it, and now I could add lavender from the garden... Mmmm...
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:30)
Cathy@Rambling in the Garden - Yes, and I'm happy to report that the Salvia has lasted very well in the vase. WOH is a fabulous rose... ;-)
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 07 December 2017 14:18)
Kris - Yes, love those blue flowers... :-) I've made plenty of room for them in this garden!
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 07 December 2017 14:34)
Mine too, Diana!!! I've been delighted to find there are a good many desert-adapted blue flowers.
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 07 December 2017 15:53)
Thanks, Brian! WOH rings so many changes with its color, I was lucky it was in its silvery-peach mood this time.