Oh wow do I love those colors! I’m usually quite a pink kinda girl, but these California poppies are the most friendly and happy shade of orange ever!
I have one flower bed that is a bit of a wild garden (that might be an understatement).
This wouldn’t be something that I would typically like. I try to keep things neat and tidy, pretending that I have some control. But the wild flower seeds were planted last year when I wasn’t sure what to plant and thought I’d just try it for a season. Ha! Wild flowers re-seed themselves 🙂
So up everything came again this year. I’m really not sure what is going to happen to this garden next year, as I’ve planted some things that might not go so well with the wild ones…
I’ve enjoyed the two colors of orange and blue together all summer. Don’t they look pretty behind my potentilla?
So together they went into the vase.
Oh, and the vase? Did you maybe guess? It is from my mother. She just finds the quirkiest things sometimes. This is the first time I’ve used it. Perfect fit.
I thought it was interesting to learn that the poppy flowers would close up at night even after they were cut. They sure give a different look to the arrangement!
I am so enjoying putting together a vase of flowers for Cathy’s meme “In a Vase on Monday”. You can enjoy other lovely arrangements through Cathy’s blog: http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/ If you are a blogger and would like to join in on the fun, just mention Cathy’s blog in your post and you can then put a link to your blog on her page. It is a fun way to meet other bloggers, too.
Have a good week!