I’m joining Cathy at Rambling in the garden for her meme, where she asks us to make an arrangement from materials from our gardens. Joining in this meme I realise how much I have been missing in the past by not cutting flowers for the house. I still don’t like robbing the borders but having started a cutting bed, so far I am finding enough material each week, to be honest there is almost too much choice already, I hope this will not be like the garden which hibernates in mid-summer!
Today I needed to use more of the Longiflorum lilies which won’t last another week; last week’s vase was always going to be a difficult act to follow so I decided the arrangement needed to be totally different. There appeared to be enough white or creamy white flowers around the garden and cutting bed to create a vase with just this one colour.
Lilum longiflorum ‘White Heaven’, Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’, Solanum jasminoides ‘Album’, White Hyssop, seed heads of Hemerocallis, seeded stems of Sisyrinchium, a White dahlia (no idea of the variety as it came in a mixed pack from Lidl (I am amazed at the quality of these packs which cost less than five euros and contained about 50 different bulbs, corms and rhizomes). There is also a white Gerbera, White Cosmos and the first flower of Lysimachia ephemera (although I’m pretty sure that it isn’t actually that, the flower is different than I remember and the foliage is certainly different), Pauline from Lead up the garden path very kindly sent me this seed so perhaps the seed became mixed up somehow, anyway not to worry as I like this too! I also used two white Wisteria flowers although these secondary flowers have a slight pink cast to their petals.
On days when it isn’t too hot or too windy I like to work outside; saves so much mess in the kitchen. We have an old Peperino stone sink which has a large flattish area by the side and so is ideal. One day I hope we may make this area into an outside kitchen but at present I have my potting bench here for the summer as it is quite shady for most of the day.