Having got over the worst of my fascination with the so-called Cup and Saucer vine (Cobaea scandens) in last Wednesday’s’ Wordless’ post I decided to ruthlessly cut some of the flowers to use in today’s vase (fear not they are actually quite prolific now).
Of course, I couldn’t resist setting a tea tray with pretty china cups to display the flowers:
And since the flowers are rather large and the cups are rather dainty, that is actually about it for the arrangement. There’s a bit of foliage provided by some cinnamon basil, which has lovely plum coloured flower spikes and a delicious smell, plus a couple of curled ipomoea ‘Black Knight’ flowers.
The strange green blob on the tray is one of those wonderful moss growths that seem to develop in the guttering and fall down from time to time, this time on to the hosting chair. Well, I liked the look of it, so it is decorating the tray too.
This is my contribution to Cathy’s In-a-Vase-on-Monday meme. Funnily enough, her vase today features coffee, so between us we have got the hot drinks sown up! And don’t forget to check out the comment section for other beautiful vases.