The cuttings beds are full of flowers that need cutting otherwise they will make seed and stop flowering so it was necessary to cut as many as possible for my vases this Monday when I join with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden as she encourages us all to pick flowers from our gardens to enjoy in the house.
For the weekend I had put together a large arrangement in the same huge bowl I used last week, I didn’t photograph until today and it isn’t looking quite as amazing as it did when it was first completed but I thought you might like to see it anyway.
The base of the base is Philadelphus, it smells wonderful but doesn’t last long as a cut flower, but I couldn’t resist using it anyway.
Last week’s vase with the Alliums is just hanging on, it might last another couple of days.
I have also had a bowl of roses in the sideboard since last Tuesday but somehow the images of that are completely out of focus and so I can’t share that with you, but on to the proper vases for today.
The blue Larkspur is a wonderful dark colour, it hasn’t photographed that well as the kitchen is quite dark (but cool) now that the wisteria is covered in leaves; the Larkspur is combined with yellow Antirrhinums and Sisyrinchium striatum which are spreading around the garden, its obvious they like the conditions.
You can see how beautiful the blue larkspur is, I will definitely plant more and also try white next year.
Also in the kitchen, this time on the mantle shelf is a mixture of almost everything in the cuttings beds.
The Alliums are from last week.
The small gladioli are the small colour as one of the Antirrhinums.
The vases are a alternate Campari bottles and square form vases from Ikea.
Do visit Cathy today, she’s zinging with colour today, better still why not nip out into the garden and pick something pretty and join in this week, Cathy will make you very welcome.