Monday is when Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us to fill a vase with flowers from our own gardens. Today I have a similar vase to a couple of weeks ago, but as it is my favourite Blue and White combination perhaps you’ll forgive me. The second vase is a bit of a strange mix but looks a little like a meadow in a vase, which is rather fun.
I wish the Amaranthus would have longer stems; it would be good if the long tassels could fall from the top of the arrangement. The other trailing foliage is wild fennel from the garden, which wilted when I cut it but is slowly becoming stronger.
There’s also some of the first Ami from the cut flower beds.
This morning I pulled out all the old Antirrhinums; I had failed to remove all their flowering stems before I went away so they had all made seed and the leaves were covered in ugly rust. I’ve already filled the space with a second planting of Nicotiana and Dill. While I was doing this I realised that the Salvia horninum needed to be cut so that it would form stronger plants with hopefully longer stems. this was from a mixed pack so included deep blue, pink and white, the whorls of green where the flowers form is also quite decorative.
The Rudbeckia is a plant from last year, I’m not sure which variety it is as I grew a few different ones last year, this is the only one to return this year but the leaves are all rather brown, I’m not sure I will be growing any more.
My title reflects my state of mind rather than the colour scheme, if you wondered what it was supposed to mean!
Have a good week and do check out Cathy‘s pretty pink vase and other vases from around the world.