I’m always a little intimidated by this meme. I love seeing other people’s vases, but the vase photography and the arrangement seems a little beyond me. Today I got a bee in my bonnet that I wanted to take part again.
For me it’s about appreciating what’s in our garden at the moment (since I seem weak on the arranging and vase photography front!) Hours later, my vase had been round the houses and I still wasn’t happy …
The vase is composed of my favourite iris (see my footnote below), bronze fennel and one of the Bon Viveur’s favourites, red valerian. I think I was attracted by the way in which the fennel and valerian brought out the warmer red in the iris colour.
There’s also a touch of Nepeta mussinii ‘Six Hills Giant’ in bud.
My footnote: this iris – called I. pallida by me – is possibly not that species at all. Here are my findings.
Below is the ‘vase’ iris …
Down in the garden my variegated Iris pallida has started flowering. Here it is, for comparison …
Not the same, I think? The shape of the flower (the vase iris seems a little more ‘towering’, with longer standards), the colour of the beard, and the tone of the lilac. So I’m still searching for a name. Any ideas?
Thanks to Cathy for hosting this lovely, sharing meme.
(And a note to those powered by ‘Blogger’, such as Amy Myers at a Small Sunny Garden and Kris Peterson at Late to the Garden Party – I’m having trouble posting comments on your blogs. Can you advise?)
Buzz over to Cathy’s blog, Rambling in the Garden, and see what glorious vases everyone else is composing this Monday.