At mid-summer blues abound in the garden resulting in a lot of cool water-colored cut flowers: scabiosa, hydrangea, ageratum, perovskia (well yes really lavender if you are picky), roadside chickory among many.
This patriotic tray ( Red, White Blues see May, Archives) began the thread which turned into today’s post. It, in turn, was from a year earlier on my blogspot site httpp://www.flowerflinging.blogspot.com/2012/07/fourth-of-july-part-two.html. But it fostered the idea of using berries in a design….mid-summer blues, mid-summer blueberries.
The idea in those posts was to take the cliché red, white and blue and give it a new twist. Mums, cockscomb, carnations, hydrangea, statice, trachelium, baby’s breath and a thistle fill the container. The idea in this post was using the same container….
…it being an old berry basket holder with wooden baskets. I can’t quite believe that something as potentially awkward and heavy -when filled- was actually taken into the berry patch. Maybe for the home berry patch?
In my patch, I want a cooler mood and opted for actual berries both blueberries and blackberries. Lush blue tinged (not too easy to see) hydrangeas and brilliant agapanthus – both from my supermarket if you can believe it – complete the cooler design.
Events of this week having over taken the timeliness of this post for us Anglophiles, I got out a wonderful and wonderfully challenging container from Accent Décor. Very tall, 15” and about 4” in diameter at the top.
This design uses much the same materials minus the berries – although I did think of stringing them(!) – plus a bluer hydrangea, large ruscus, small bright green mums I still call Kermit. But the post title has changed to IT’S A BOY!!