Monday brings the opportunity to share our flower arranging passions with other like-minded gardeners on Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s popular meme.
Last week’s flowers lasted well, partly because the temperatures have been lower this week; consistently below 20°C; the garden has also benefited from from warm but not hot temperatures and showers every day . I can almost watch growth taking place. I have therefore reused some material from last week and I’ve kept to a similar airy spring-like lushness but this time I used a basket with a vase inside to hold water to display the flowers.
The basket is one I used to use when collecting mushrooms; the overall height of the arrangement is 87 cm by 90 cm wide.
The Allium in the foreground is A christophii. I found it growing horizontally so decided it would be more useful in the basket than in the ground. I think it is growing from a bulb that was moved with soil when the garden was redesigned but it has only flowered this year thanks to the abundant spring rain.
All the Larkspur a tall and full of bud I was hoping to pick most of them today but they need another couple of days before the buds will open – next week?
Such a beautiful blue Iris and one that has been in the garden since the first year.
Last week I found an Iris leaning dangerously (for it) over the drive. I decided to pick it and add just some simple foliage of Nandino and Cotinus.
With thanks as ever to Cathy for hosting. Do visit to see her and other vases this week.
Last week I didn’t manage to look at as many of the posts as I would have liked. Too much to do in the garden and too little time. I hope that this week will be a little calmer!