There aren’t any actual daisies in this week’s vases but the form of the flowers is the classic shape a child would draw if asked to paint a flower.
The vases were actually arranged on Saturday as friends were coming to a pizza supper. I know that Cathy at Rambling in the garden won’t mind that the vase wasn’t done today; she id very forgiving of slight bending of the rules of her wonderfully addictive meme, where she asks us to collect flowers from our own gardens or surroundings to fill a vase to enjoy in our homes.
I picked the first sunflowers, not actually the ones I showed you last week in the cuttings garden review because they were already past their best, but more are coming now thick and fast. I thought for a pizza party some zingy bright colours would look great, especially as we were eating outside after a hot humid day. So I combined sunflowers with orange Cosmos, the first of the Rudbeckia and the lovely blue Larkspur; to add some bright green I used some Bells of Ireland. I was surprised to find they have an interesting perfume that I can’t quite describe, not unpleasant but not really a flower smell.
I actually picked almost everything that was flowering from the cuttings beds on Saturday and gave masses to my helper in the garden as it was a religious festival and flowers play and important role; I also gave some to my guests. Why did I pick everything? – because My Hesperides Garden is going to be left in the care of some good friends while I travel to the States for a wedding and to visit friends. I’ll be reading your posts when I can; commenting on Blogspot sites is usually impossible from my iPad but I’ll try. I may even be able to share some images of gardens etc. with you, but I don’t promise.
A second vase was made for the kitchen with a few dark Antirrhinums, various shades of Cosmos, a pink Zinnia and more Bells of Ireland.
Enjoy the next few vases on Monday, I’ll miss joining. See you all soon, when I return. Do keep visiting Cathy each Monday to see what she and everyone else has found to bring indoors from their gardens.