Monday is the day that Cathy at Rambling in the garden challenges us to find flowers in our own garden to cut and bring into our homes to enjoy during the week.
Today I have two vases with similar flowers but which I think have a quite a different feel about them.
The first vase was actually put together last Wednesday. One of those vases that came about because of work in the garden. The wind that I have been complaining about for the last couple of weeks was so strong it had broken many of the ties on the Clair Matin rose and they needed some immediate action to stop them breaking and falling completely to the ground. Retying them in involved a little judicious pruning. It seemed a shame to throw the flowers away so I picked some stems of Philadelphus and placed them in my cream coloured vase.
I’m really pleased with the airiness of this arrangement, something I don’t often achieve. I’ve never used R. ‘Clair Matin’ in a vase for the simple reason I didn’t think the flowers would last long when cut. I’ve been proved wrong as this was made last Wednesday and the Philadelphus petals have dried but the rose still look lovely and new buds have opened.
The other vase, put together yesterday uses a similar colour palate but using Rosa ‘Queen of Sweden’ as the featured flower. I wanted to add some depth to the colours here so picked a stem from my slow growing Cotinus. I would like to use Cotinus more but also want it to grow in the garden!
For a different form I added the dwarf gladioli ‘The Bride’ which are just beginning to flower. I really like them in arrangements and have several patches of them dotted around the garden.
I used my favourite silver coloured vase for the arrangement today.
Thanks to Cathy for hosting. Do think about joining in this fun meme, but if you aren’t able to participate at least do visit Cathy to see what she and many others have found for their vases today.
Have a lovely week.