A little bit of …
… makes you my vase.
Well, it is mid November and there aren’t many flowers left in the garden. What’s left is pretty soggy, with all the rain over the weekend and today. I had a quick trawl around when there was a break in the clouds this afternoon and found the delightful Rose ‘Jacques Cartier’, all scented and ruffled and pink.
It has been protected by the canopy of a crab apple (John Downie). So I cut a bit of both for today’s vase.
The other rose in flower still is a nice white floribunda and is probably Iceberg (inherited plant – IDed previously by theshrubqueen – many thanks).
Picking up the colours and filling out the vase are some fading sedum and a golden variegated euonymus that tends to send out rather a lot of completely chlorophyll-free branches, which looks quite nice as a collar under the crab apples. There are also some lovely bronze oak leaves, wisps of rusty coloured Pheasant Tail grass (Anemanthele lessoniana), Euphorbia oblongata, cotoneaster berries and rosemary.
And to up the Mambo factor I’ve displayed the vase with some cheerful acorn squash:
Hop across to Cathy’s to see how resourceful everyone is being with increasingly scarce flowers for IAVOM, but of course with contributions coming in from around the globe don’t be surprise to see some lush and bountiful arrangements too.