|Rosa 'Buttercup' & Platycodon 'Sentimental Blue' 16 July 2021|
In my years as a card-carrying member of the American Hosta Society I learned that you put blue hostas next to yellow ones. In this way the blue ones looked bluer and the yellows yellower.
What you see here are two plants that Rosemary adored. She loved the English Rose, Rosa ‘Buttercup’ for its dainty smallness. And while this balloon flower, Platycodon 'Sentimental Blue') is blue, Rosemary liked them also when they were white.
No platycodons (a perennial) emerged in our garden this year so I when I spotted Sentimental Blue at Southlands I was compelled to buy it.
Generally blue is considered a colour that we humans call cool (as opposed to hot reds and oranges) and of course in jazz blue is cool.
But for me when I feast my eyes on Sentimental Blue (particularly next to Buttercup) in this scan, I feel Rosemary’s warmth and I know that had she been around when I brought two pots of it she would have beamed a smile at me that would have made me feel important and loved.
Those who notice details might note that the date of the scan, 16 July, 2021 does not coincide with the date of the blog. I am trying to fill the holes I left in my daily blog because of my melancholic blogger writing block.