Time has rushed by today and I have to get ready to go to a good friend’s birthday aperitivo. Of course this required a hand tied bouquet to take to her along with a sticky squidgy chocolate cake which was actually her recipe.
For Lidia’s bouquet: Dahlia Magenta Star (obligatory to use these flowers), yellow annual Dahlias, White Asters and Aster ‘The Prince’, Canna leaves and a couple of dark Antirrhinums.
A couple of views of the cuttings bed, Dahlia Magenta Star is sprawling across the bed but still continues to produce a mass of flowers I picked as many as possible today and dead-headed those that were fully open or past their best.
The cuttings bed is a magnet for bees and butterflies so would be worthwhile on those grounds alone.
I used mostly the same flowers with the addition of lots of Cosmos Pink Sensation and grasses, Miscanthus and Pennisetum villosum
I’m linking to Cathy’s meme, where she asks us to fill a vase with flowers from our own gardens. Do visit Rambling in the Garden to see what she has created today and what others have found in their gardens, better still why not join in yourself. thanks Cathy and now I really must run!