“.... except with a colour in between”.
In this day and age of 'anything goes' in fashion, I still love this saying’s retro naivety with the advisory warning of a potential fashion faux pas. In the world of flowers though, blue and green will most definitely be seen ... everywhere in the garden.
A blue and green dream with flowers from the garden: Bells of Ireland, Ammi Visnaga, love-in-a-mist, delphiniums and corncockle.
I love the ceramics from Dartington Pottery and this design, Peacock, is one of my favourites. I have two of these bowls but I particularly love the proportions of this bowl. It even has, “a colour in between”, with the white of the white lace flower.
Beautiful blues of love-in-a-mist, delphinium, anchusa and cornflower also known by the sweet name of, ‘batchelors button’.
I like to cut cornflowers in different ways. Here they are shown with just the bloom heads cut and then with full, taller branches to show off the natural look of how they grow in the garden with the tight buds at the top.
Two simple glasses look sweet with a single hellebore and delphinium sitting alongside some flower cigarette cards (yes, another of my weaknesses!)
The following pictures are from an old gardening book and show off the blue and green dream again.
So "Blue and green should never seen" ?... I don’t think so!