As some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted at all so far this month, nor have I commented on any of your posts although I have read some. I was in the UK from the 2nd to the 19th of July and have had a lovely holiday doing all kinds of interesting things. Unlike our wonderful host Cathy I didn’t even try to create a vase while I was away but it was a great pleasure to return home to find there were plenty of flowers to pick for my contribution to In a vase on Monday hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the garden.
Before I left home I cut all the plants in the cut flower beds back to low buds; the young man who helps in the garden and checks it while I am away says he was still able to pick a lot of flowers for himself and there are new buds on most of the plants. The group of plants doing particularly well this year are the umbellifers.
I grew several different varieties for this year, most being sown in autumn giving much stronger plants than a spring sowing. Most are included in today’s vase, they are Ammi magus, Ammi visnaga and Ammi visnaga ‘Green Mist’, Orlaya grandiflora and Daucus carota Dara. I planted them out in spring between the Dahlia tubers rather than in lines on their own; I am enjoying the effect very much.
The tassels of the Amaranthus make a great combination with the umbellifers; I think they would work well in a vase with just those.
With thanks to Cathy for hosting this meme, do visit her if you haven’t already.
I will be away again next Monday but will try to contribute a vase and I’ll share some of the gardens I visited while I was away when I’ve sorted out all my images. Have a lovely week.