As a result of joining Cathy’s Meme each Monday where she challenges us to find material from our own gardens to put in a vase, as I walk around the garden I am on the lookout for buds that might be opening by Monday.
This week Iris reticulata are flowering around the garden; however I didn’t want to deplete their numbers too much as I like seeing them on-mas. But when I saw a lone bearded Iris either flowering very late for a second flowering or completely confused by the seasons and flowering early I had no hesitation in cutting it to be the focal point of the vase today.
Then the idea occurred of using just a few of the Iris Reticulata Purple Gem in individual vases, to add a little greenery I cut some of the self-seeded Acanthus that need to be removed as they are quite invasive and their small leaves made the perfect frill for the small irises.
Thank you Cathy for encouraging us all to find treasures in our gardens to enjoy indoors; do visit Rambling in the Garden today to see what others have found today.