Today is the day I dusted down my largest green Denby jug and filled it with allotment flowers and a few garden bits and pieces.
I have never created such a large arrangement and am pleased with my effort, especially as I am currently suffering from the worst cold ever.
Here is an overhead shot to help me (and you) with flower identification, and for scale I’ve included the rest of my inherited family of Denby jugs which range from the smallest quarter pint to my largest three pint jug. This green Denby stoneware, together with orange Le Creuset casseroles is the ‘kitchen scape’ to my 1970s childhood.
What did I include?
From the allotment I picked Cosmos ‘Purity’, a magenta pink cosmos, Dahlia Onesta, Anemone coronaria ‘Sylphide’ and calendula (including its seed heads).
And from the garden I picked Hesperantha ‘Coccinea’, an unnamed fuchsia, an unnamed purple-stemmed lonicera, some flowering strands from the grass panicum and some beautiful whorls of shiny seed heads from Clematis ‘Marie Boisselot’.
I am joining in with In a vase on Monday, Cathy’s meme where we gather homegrown or foraged material and arrange and post the results. I always look forward to visiting Rambling in the Garden to see what Cathy and other bloggers from around the world have found for their Monday vases. Just thinking about it now is making me feel better. Time to put the kettle on for a cup of hot lemon and honey I think.