There was no post yesterday because the wind was blowing very hard all day, at least 23 km per hour with gusts that were much more. It wasn’t pleasant to be outside and impossible to take any photographs that weren’t just a blur. Today is overcast but completely still, ideal for photography. But today is Monday, the day for a vase of flowers but from the garden.
The Antirrhinums from last weeks vase are still OK but the Dutch irises were over very quickly; I do love them in a vase but they aren’t really very good value, I think I will only buy a few for cutting next year and just use those from the garden beds if I want to cut some, I won’t force them in the greenhouse as the outside (pre-chilled) ones flowered at roughly the same time with the established ones flowering now.
As you might imagine if you saw my post on the cut flower beds last week one of my vases this week contains Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William).
I rather liked the way the Dianthus looked bunched as single colours and wanted to repeat that in the vase.
There were a huge number of flowers that needed to be picked if they are to produce for flowers over the next weeks.
I’m sure this isn’t really my style of arrangement but it uses a lot of flowers, I even needed to pick some more! I didn’t use foam, but used a taller vase inside the one you can see to add height.
For the kitchen a more spring-like colour scheme with Freesia, Ranunculus, Anemone coronaria and a couple of native Lupins.
With thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the garden who hosts this ever more popular meme. Have a good week.