This week another vase from me that was a gift for my lunch hostess yesterday. On this occasion when I asked what I could bring she said she would love flowers from my garden – a real compliment as flowers are rarely a hostess gift here (only I seem to do it).
So the flowers where picked yesterday and as I know she loves flowers I tried to take what is best at this moment in my garden, and that has to be Irises!
thank goodness it was yesterday as today the wind has been terrible and I know several of the iris stems (which are all much taller this year from from reason) have been beaten down. On the bright side I will be able to make a vase for myself too with the broken stems.
This year some of the irises that I’ve had for a couple of years without them flowering are all flowering and unusually almost all of them are flowering at once which means the garden is looking amazing but the show will be over very soon.
Although I often like to see Irises displayed without foliage on this occasion I wanted to have some green to reflect the colour in the garden at the present time. There is a lot of Lunaria annua (Honesty) in the woodland path border at the moment and although I will let some set seed and some will be picked for dry arrangements I thought the green unripe seed heads would form a good strong back ground for the strong shapes of the irises. for a touch of light airiness I included 3 stems of Stipa gigantea which began flowering this week.
I wonder what others will choose for their vases this week. Visit Ina Vase on Monday: Delicate to see vases from around the world.