For this weeks vase, I have my first Zowie Zinnias, Shasta daisy, Harry’s roses, and Colorado yarrow leaves placed next to Nana’s garden cherub. She was one of my flower garden teachers. She taught me to put a nail in the ground next to the hydrangea so it will turn blue. She said always plant cosmos because they are easy to grow and have lovely color.
The Zowie zinnia are new to me. They are a winter flower catalog seed dream and so far I am saying wowie zowie what a zinnia. Harry prefers a more traditional zinnia palette, but I am easily swayed by seed catalog descriptions and fancy photos.
Harry’s roses will bloom until the end of fall. They have a heady aroma and Harry will harvest the rose hips for winter tea.
I planted the Colorado yarrow when my son was there for school. It will have a rosy flower when it blooms. The ferniness of the foliage appeals to me.
“I’ll give you a daisy a day dear, I’ll give you a daisy a day. I’ll love you until all the rivers run still and the four winds we know blow away.” (Jud Strunk)
It’s a daisy kind of flower power love. Can you dig it?
The top view is taken out by Harry’s nettle patch.
Take a flower journey over at the Rambling in the Garden blog. It is my motivation for my Monday vases.