A little late I know but I was laid low yesterday with a virus so I know that Cathy at Rambling in the garden will forgive my tardiness in joining her and all those who share a vase of flowers picked from their own gardens every Monday.
The flowers were picked and arranged on Saturday as heavy rain had been predicted for Saturday and Sunday – in the end there was just a quick shower but there had been heavy rain during Friday evening and night, so heavy I was worried that many blooms would be ruined, but my concern was unfounded and the Zinnias in particular go from strength to strength.
I am becoming more confident in my arranging, angling the flowers so that fill the space all around the vase itself. Being lucky enough to have such a bounteous quantity of flowers gives me ample opportunity to practice, something that would never have happened if I were using bought flowers.
The above were photographed outside so the colours have not been enhanced in any way.
There were so many white Zinnias ready to be picked I wanted to showcase them in a vase of their own.
It is possible that many of the Dahlias have short stems this year because I didn’t cut the first blooms with long stems; it seems to me that if I do that initially the plants continue to produce long strong stems. what experience do you have with achieving long stems?
I’m off now to see what everyone else has picked from their gardens; why not do the same by visiting Cathy where you’ll find all the links.
Have a great week.