For the first time in months I didn’t have to go into the garden at first light to pick flowers for my vases to join with Cathy at Rambling in the garden’s Monday meme; today is cool with a strong wind that manages to desiccate the plants as much as the hot sun but it is better for me!
The last of the Perovskia was being dug out today so I thought it would be opportune to use some of the stems as the supporting cast for both my vases today. In the end I have kept a couple of plants as I think they may be in the correct place for the new planting; I’ve also retained a couple of lavender plants hoping they will give some maturity to the new planting, but I digress.
When I went out to pick for today’s vases I wasn’t actually very hopeful that there were very many flowers apart from the Zinnias, but once I began I reaslised I had enough material for two entirely different vases.
Firstly the last of the sunflowers, and yes, I know I say they’re the last ones every week, but they keep surprising me with a few more stems. After cutting out all the spent flowers on the Tithonia last week I was gifted with plenty of fresh flowers this week; I added some orange Zinnias. Everything is supported by the Perovskia stems laid across the vase.
The second vase is a symphony in pink and blue and I have to admit to being particularly pleased with this arrangement; it seems to me to be better proportioned than my usual vases and I like the different feel of the airy Perovskia combined with the more solid other flowers.
Do visit Cathy to see her amazing tree lily and what others have found in their gardens to share today or why not pick something yourself and join us!