In a Vase on Monday – Wild Ride

“Wildflowers can’t be controlled, and neither can the girl with a soul boundless as the sky, and a spirit as free and wild as the ocean.” ~Melody Lee

This quote reminded me of my inner child and younger self. I feel her boundless soul and the wild ocean within her. And as the weather has been clear, warm/hot I am finding less time to write as the small garden calls me out to do some work. So today is a quick post highlighting one of my favorite native flowers this time of year, native hardy geraniums or wild geraniums ; Geranium maculatum. The pink profusion is amazing. And with the cool weather in May they have lasted so much longer than I remember, well over a month. These beauties are literally growing wild seeding themselves in parts of my garden and spreading along the front of my new native garden.

My alliums that poked through a seam in the landscape fabric have multiplied. So I took a couple for a vase with lovely wild geraniums. I thought they would look nice posed against the backdrop of the native garden and wild geranium.

I used the vase I got for my birthday from a lovely friend. Doesn’t the posy look perfect in the vase.

With this week’s lovely vase, I am linking in to the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, at Rambling in the Garden. I will be doing a longer post in the upcoming weeks highlighting the native garden and what is growing.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. You can follow my progress with #the100dayproject in my Instagram and Facebook feed.

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18 Replies to “In a Vase on Monday – Wild Ride”

  1. I love geraniums too, although I don’t have any wild ones in the garden other than Herb Robert. They make such sweet vase with your alliums – but it seemed such a shame that you have had to cover them with landscape fabric

  2. It’s a lovely bouquet, Donna. It’s nice to know that the Alliums will not be thwarted by some silly landscape fabric. I’m glad to see that your garden is giving back as we move toward summer.

    1. My containers with annuals and other flowers planted from seed are growing so I am happy to see them in vases in the coming months.

  3. I saw in a catalog recently a new ‘improved’ cultivar of G. maculatum. IMO, it hardly needed improving!

  4. The Geranium is a pretty one and much largercthan any wild ones we see here. Love your little vase too Donna!

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