Today I am joining fellow gardening blogger Cathy of Words and Herbs who is celebrating all things floral and brightening up these drab winter days in the northern hemisphere. It’s uplifting to remember the garden in sunnier times and be reminded that they are coming round again, in a while!
Without doubt my garden reaches peak flower-power in June, when it’s all roses, peonies, cat mint, alliums, alchemilla and clematis. If you like cottage gardens, this is for you! These are all slightly fuzzy phone photos, but never mind, you get the overall vibe.
Last June I was also invited to a Bloomsday party by an Irish friend who likes to celebrate James Joyce (or just have an excuse for a party), and I was asked to dress up in Edwardian style for the occasion. Peonies were put to good use to decorate a hat:
Just so you can see the overall effect (and check out the Salvia nemorosa behind me) here is a very rare self portrait. Nice to ‘see’ the blogger sometimes, although I think we’re all really here for the plants.
Peonies are so completely over the top, aren’t they?!
Oh summer days, come back soon!