It’s Monday so I’m linking with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme. All you need to do to join in is pick some flowers from your garden and arrange or even ‘plonk’ them in a vase to share them with the growing numbers of us who are joining in.
I didn’t want to use flowers that had been damaged by weather or snails this week but use some of the flowers that are at their best this week in the garden. I wanted to try to recreate the delicate pink of the triangular rose bed that some of you may remember me calling the ‘pink frilly knickers’ border last year!
My roses don’t have beautiful long stems like the ones you buy in the florist do but I like their forms much better plus they are delicately perfumed so I needed to think of a way to make them look tall and elegant in the vase.
When I was with my MIL a couple of weeks ago she very kindly gave me some of her flower arranging equipment and I found a couple of things at her local garden centre too, so I used a large silver vase and placed a pin inside a device that goes into a candle stick in the top of the vase so my short roses look tall (as someone very new to arranging flowers I’m thrilled I thought of this.
But taking the photograph is still not very successful.
In the vase today:
3 x Rosa ‘Scepter’d Isle’
5 x Rosa ‘Queen of Sweden’
5 stems Allium roseum
Foliage and flowers of Purple cut leaf Elder
Silvery foliage of Elaeagnus
Purple round foliage of Cotinus
What do you have flowering in the garden that you could pick to enjoy in the house?