Monday seems to come around very quickly! Monday means a vase of flowers picked from our own gardens and arranged to join in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme. Do visit to see what others are finding to pick today, the first Monday in August.
Again this week I wanted to have another try with a hand tied bouquet – surely it can’t be that difficult?
Some Dahlias definitely needed to be picked; I am truly amazed at just how many the two Dahlia plants from Lidl have produced. I’ve also included a few of the Bishop of “?” the question mark because I ordered Bishop of Dover (white) and these are pale pink, but the flower colour looks great with the dark foliage so I don’t mind. I’ll have to check back to see if they have always been pink; they were planted in the garden, but in spring as soon as the foliage showed through the soil I moved what had been one rhizome to the cuttings bed, it broke down to 6 new plants so very good value.
Cosmos Pink sensation are now producing some stronger colours as well as more of the pale pink that have been flowering for a while. So a PINK arrangement, I often seem to favour mono-tone compositions, it isn’t intentional, it just seems to happen; the borders in the garden are often tones of one shade too.
I concentrated hard to angle the stems so that they would stand up. This week’s bouquet stands in its square glass vase with no additional support, so I’m very happy.
I’ve had sunflowers in the house almost every week since they started flowering in May, this is this week’s vase of Earthwalkers.
Thanks Cathy for hosting this fun meme. Without this I wouldn’t have had flowers in the house every week since February.