Towards the end of May, my little hill of perennials puts on a beautiful display of bluish-purple and chartreuse. Out of the whole blooming season, this is my absolute favorite. I was sitting on my porch last night with a glass of white wine in my hand watching the colors transform as the sun was setting.
The last rays of the day made the garden glow. The flowers appeared to take on a different color than at daytime. The catnip looked more to be of a light purple here than light blue. The hummingbirds like my catnip, but I don't think they have arrived yet. Come to think of it, I should probably get my hummingbird feeder out. This will be the year that I capture one on picture.
This is a picture taken in the morning when the plants are backlit. Just love how the sunlight will show off my garden in different ways, depending on what time of day it is. I often bring my camera outside while my children are waiting for the school bus in the morning. There is always something new to discover in the garden, and at this time of year, things happen overnight.
I like the razor sharp, dark green, iris leaves against the softer, smaller and jagged, pale green leaves of the spirea.
The meadow sage is just beautiful with its intense and vibrant color. It is intensified by the chartreuse spirea in the background.
For some amazing pictures of the meadow sage, visit Lars Forslin's blog Perenner, here. The blog is in Swedish, but what I really want you to see is the pictures. Some of them are like paintings with brush strokes. I can almost guarantee that you will be tempted to plant more meadow sage if you visit the blog.