Where would I be without Zinnias and Dahlias in the cut flower beds to provide me with cut flowers from June until the first frosts which could be as late as November; in fact I’m more likely to pull the Zinnias out because the foliage has become so scruffy before they actually stop flowering. What is really surprising to me is that I had never grown either until I started growing flowers to cut for the house.
The Bells of Ireland were self seeded from last year, when the flower stems were never really long enough to pick; I have also dried some this year, it would be wonderful if they would grow as I’ve seen them in florists, with long, long upright flower heads.
I taped the top of the vase to form a grid but the vase was too shallow for this to work. There was more stem above the top of the vase so the weight tended to make the stems in the vase lift themselves out of the water. I arranged this vase before the weekend but the flowers were all dead by this morning. The other two vases were arranged this morning.
I find it intriguing that from one pack of seed (sometimes even from one plant) several different forms of flower appear.
With thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this addictive meme. Do visit to see her lovely vase today and many, many others from around the globe.
I also send my thoughts to our fellow bloggers in Texas who are being pounded the hurricane.