...so I went with a simple summer combination instead.
The only true blue in the vase comes from Salvia farinacea, a plant which deserves a medal in this garden! It is still blooming heavily after weeks of temperatures well over 100 F (38 C) and that without very much water. I have it planted just off the patio in our most-traveled pathway, where its soft, deep blue is a very refreshing sight. I bought it on a whim, knowing little about it except the feeling that "most Salvias grow well here"; but it is proving a gem even among Salvias!
|Yes, the blooms are nearly as large as the roses!|
With all the blue tones, it is a pleasantly cooling posy on this hot July day!
Wishing a happy July 4th to all my friends here in the US and a lovely summer week to everyone! Do check the other wonderful vases posted for this Monday at Rambling in the Garden!
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 108 F (42 C)/Low: 82 F (28 C); Humidity: 12%-45%