Monday brings the challenge of finding something from our own gardens to put in a vase to share with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
The only fresh flowers I found in the garden today were more Anemone coronaria and much I as I am enjoying them in the kitchen I thought perhaps their use for today’s vase might be a bit boring for my readers.
Some of my regular readers may remember that back in December 2015 (yes, that long ago) I posted about a visit to Cotehele in Cornwall to see the wonderful swag of dried flowers they put up each Christmas. My order for seeds of the flowers I’d seen failed but I did find some Helichrisum locally so last year I grew just those to see what the results would be like. I had intended making my own mini swag for Christmas but that was not to be …..
So for something completely different!
The woman is carved from wood
So I am happy to be able to use them for these dried flowers.
Along with the Helichrisum I used other dried flowers from the garden. The Bells of Island are a bit of a disappointment as the flowerheads tend to drop off very easily and the stems were never as long as I would have liked.
There are also some dried flowers of Cotinus, Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’, Hydrangea ‘Annabel’, Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’ and Eryngium alpina.
With my thanks to Cathy, do visit to see her pretty vase this week and discover what others are finding in their gardens this week.