I have two arrangements to share with you today for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s meme, where she challenges us to fill a vase with material from our own gardens. Both my vases today have been inspired by vases I’ve seen by other addicts of this meme, which is a great way of learning about different styles of flower arranging from the simple ‘plonk’ (and nothing wrong with that to some quite sophisticated vases by some of the more talented flower arrangers.
My first vase uses just two plants, Allium aflatuense and Eleagnus Quicksilver which is flowering at the moment so that its delicious perfume is now pervading the house. This is inspired by the elegant sophisticated designs by Susie at pbm garden; I don’t think my arrangement is quite there yet but I liked using less material and the shape is asymmetrical which reflects the metal support around the glass flute vase.
I had thought about floating some flower heads in the other bowl but decided I preferred the bowl just filled with large, shiny marble stones.
The second is a huge bowl filled with all the abundance that the cutting garden now has to offer. The bowl ides is inspired by Julie at Peonies and Posies who last week gave us a wonderful bowl filled with tulips and lilac.
The Dutch Iris are pure yellow I. Crown Jewel and grey/white and yellow I. Apollo from Peter Nyssen.
Larkspur seed from Sarah Raven as are the white Antirrhinim and Ami. The White Sweet William is from Italian seed of a mix of colours.
Do visit Cathy to see what she has found for today’s vase and perhaps see the vase she bought on her travels to the Hebrides.
Have a great week everyone!