Another fun-filled morning picking and ‘arranging’ flowers from the garden for Cathy’s In a vase on Monday meme.
As you can see I’ve been playing again and have four vases to share. The green jug contains Peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’. I bought P. Sarah B as an unnamed peony from a garden visit years and years ago and she is now a substantial plant requiring much support. Up to last year this was provided by an ad hoc collection of canes and string but last year I splurged on Sidney, a rusty iron support from Plant Belles, and he is doing a marvellous job so far. This vase also has sprigs from three hardy geraniums: G. Kashmir White, G. pratense and an intense violet-blue variety which shines in the gloaming. This vase is now on the mantelpiece in the sitting room.
The cloudy green triangular vase has one stem of Rosa New Dawn. There are two buds as well as the opening rose so I hope they will all open indoors. There is a stem of variegated foliage from Rhamnus and another sprig of G. violet-blue and this vase is gracing my work room.
The silver bud vase has another stem of R. New Dawn, a stem of G. Kashmir White and one piece of Alchemilla mollis, this is going upstairs to the bedroom.
Finally a little blue mug with Nigella and the first ‘cupani’ sweet peas from the allotment. These were picked on Saturday and are perfect for the kitchen table. The little mug is one of a pair bought at a pottery in Scotland in 1990 and I”m very fond of them as they were the children’s baby mugs and now they are perfect for my short-stemmed sweet peas.
The three empty vases will have to wait to be filled another day, but here is one more bowl of flowers I made earlier.
Before I go to search for muslin for straining and bottles for bottling my elderflower cordial I’m going over to Cathy’s blog, Rambling in the garden, to see what she and other bloggers around the world have been cutting and arranging for their Monday vases.