One thing that I find beautiful about blue and lavender colored flowers is their cool glow in shadow. Since the garden has an eastern exposure, I have most of the afternoon to enjoy this glow as it moves down the border. Here is a closer look at the vinca (Catharanthus roseus) from the photo above.
And here is Eremophila hygrophana just behind.
This picture shows the strong divide between summer light and shadow.
But Clarence put roots down and grew in spite of my doubts. No blooms came all through iris season, and I assumed I would be waiting till next year to see what the flowers look like. I had forgotten this was a reblooming variety, so I was very surprised to find a bud last week. It opened into a lovely bloom, a little bleached in July sunlight, but fresh and quite pretty.
Words and Herbs. Who knows what next week will bring? There is a second bud on the iris...