This vase is a little more my usual style – a plonk-it posy that expresses the garden perfectly as it is right now! And actually, I think that’s the way I love them best. My wander for the blooms was damp again – will it never stop raining? We’ve had no frost, and so there are unexpected things looking good, but everything is beginning to collapse in on itself, as befits the season. The worst collapse has been my camera! I left it outside overnight, so it looks like that’s my blogging days over until I get a new one.
If it wasn’t attached firmly … !
Based on my favourite colour opposites, blues, violets and yellows, it looks surprisingly spring-like doesn’t it? If you half-close your eyes you could almost imagine that it was a vase of muscari and dwarf daffs or perhaps some primroses? But no … I used Bidens ferulifolia, which is brightening up this new garden considerably (you know you’ve started to succeed when you get self-sowers), Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’, Salvia hormium (just the last few flowers in the cut-flower bed), Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’ and bronze fennel.
This vase, like the last, ‘walked’ more than a few places in the garden until I managed to photograph it. But I decided to spare you this week … Once again I am joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, who hosts ‘In a vase on Monday’. Have a look at her own vase for Monday and move on to browse the links to the other Monday vases that you are sure to find there. It’ll take me a few days to get round and view everyone else’s – but I look forward to it!