What a beautiful day we had today. Absolutely picture perfect. Highs in the mid 70’s, bright blue skies, a nice breeze in the air. Such a nice change after a very grey May.
Even though it has been a milder than normal spring here in Southern California, most of my spring blooms have passed their prime. It seems the flowers are ready for summer’s arrival, too.
Try as I might to stay with soft cottage colors here in the perennial bed, I can’t help but smile seeing the golden coreopsis contrasting with the red of the geraniums and the beautiful purple salvias. The hot colors of summer have definitely started to take center stage.
The soft pastels of spring have given way to the bold blossoms of summer.
I learned long ago that contained abandonment is the most I can hope for in the garden. I just don’t have the heart to move plants that pop up out of their originally designated spot. I guess I just can’t squash the sheer joy they seem to have joining in where they don’t belong.
My mother says I have always been fiercely independent myself, never afraid to cross boundaries or color outside the lines. How could I expect any less of my flowers?
I'm linking up with Fishtail Cottage for Flora Thursday.