Cathy at Rambling in the garden has some very special flowers to share with us all today so even if you can’t join with a vase of your own today do follow the links to her post. Yesterday we were kindly invited to lunch with a friend; strange as it seems so late in the year, yesterday was Easter for those of the Orthodox faith; it therefore seemed appropriate to take her a hand-tied bouquet. I intended using Sweet William and Dianthus but these just didn’t provide the look I wanted so I continued picking other stems to create a light spring time bouquet.
I popped the water-filled cellophane in a bag to carry it; the bag also helps with stability as I’m not that good at creating a stable base of stems!
This morning when I went out to pick flowers for today’s vase I actually intended to pick roses and Philadelphus but it started to rain steadily and these weren’t good choices to pick with wet petals so I decided to try and recreate yesterday’s bouquet but this time in a vase rather than hand-tied.
I had to have all the lights on and use flash as it is so dark today.
The flowers are not as pink as they appear in the above image, more a true lilac colour.
With thanks to Cathy for hosting, have a good week.