Monday is here again and it is time to share a vase of flowers from our own gardens with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. A lovely way to start the week.
Some of you may remember me complaining that the very dark dahlia, that I have used before, sucks in light and so has proved very difficult to use. Doris, of Dig with Doris suggested that using lime flowers might help solve the problem. That nudged me to remember that Sarah Raven had shown an arrangement of dark Dahlias and she had used lime coloured foliage; so when at last both the dark dahlias and the lime green Zinnias were in flower together I thought I should try out the combination for myself.
I’m afraid they look rather plonked; I think I should have cut the stems shorter to make a smaller more intense arrangement.
I need to sow more of the lime Zinnias, they add such a great zing to many different coloured flowers.
I’m sure the Euphorbia should have flowered in spring or early summer but it has been growing well all summer just not producing any of these lovely small inflorescence. It is a perennial so hopefully there will be lots to use next year.