A day late but no less enthusiastic to create a vase with flowers from my garden to share with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and this meme’s ardent followers.
I was away at the weekend, arriving home yesterday just before the light disappeared. I rushed into the garden as I wanted to pick flowers to take to a friend who had invited us for dinner.
I hoped there would be some of the Zinnias I had noticed were still flowering last week – I was surprised that, in fact, many more were flowering so that I had enough for my friend and for myself, today.
By the time I’d tied the bouquet it was dark so the photographs had to be taken using flash, which I usually try not to use as it often distorts the colours.
The centre of the posy through which I threaded all the other stems is a dead flower-head of sedum.
This morning with a little more time I was able to find Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’ to add to the orange and lime zinnias along with more Pennisetum villosum, a stem of Amaranthus caudatus ‘Viridus’. I reused two stems of berries from Cotoneaster.
I always have problems finding suitable backgrounds for my vase photographs so today I decided that perhaps the best option was to just make the background completely out of focus!
Today felt very wintry outside so I doubt that many blooms will be found next week. Have a great week.