I’ve found that, amongst the shrub roses that I grow, ‘Queen of Sweden’ is the most useful for arranging in a vase because the stems are nice and long.
I’ve struggled for a while to get good germination on seed of Sweet William, but I’ve always remembered how well it did in our garden in Perthshire, Scotland, a very long time ago. And, most importantly, it reminds me of my sweet Uncle Willie from Glasgow.
Finally, success. This is the flower that I like most amongst the mix that I grew.
The nigella here are used a little bit like feathery foliage, rather than for their blooms, since they are only just starting out.
I hope you can’t see my gardening glasses, hanging from the hook just behind. I badgered the BV a few years ago to put these up to hang my orchids on during the summer (6 in all). The orchids didn’t like it – too cool for them at night, I think! Another ‘masterful’ plan that I learnt a lot from.
Now go over and see everyone else’s vases at Cathy’s Rambling in the Garden. And thanks for being such a gracious host, Cathy!