|Delphiniums at Hestercombe -- EKS|
Henry John Sylvester Stannard, A Norfolk country house with blue delphiniums in the garden
However, when she inserts delphiniums into her fictional displays, she uses them in much the same way-- primarily as blocks of color providing a useful background. In Mulberry’s florist shop they appear twice, massed with other flowers to create an effect of pastel variety. The first time they add a range of heights as well as a darker note of color: “There were flowers: delphiniums, sweet peas, bunches of lilac; and carnations, masses of carnations. There were roses; there were irises” (MD 12). The second time they again appear in contrast to the “violet, snow white, pale” sweet peas, this time in her memory of “the superb summer’s day with its almost blue-black sky, its delphiniums, its carnations, its arum lilies” (MD 13).
|Wall of Delphiniums at Chelsea Flower Show https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Delph_1.jpg|