Mashed Potatoes (James Brown)
I was checking the garden today when I noticed that our potatoes have started to flower. There are two rows of Lady Christl and two of Charlotte, but it is the Charlottes that are coming into flower. Their flowers are really rather lovely, pale lilac and white and could be mistaken for petunia flowers at first glance. So I picked some and decided to add a few other flowers to join Cathy’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’ challenge.
It’s a shame that they were hanging their little heads, but they look cute dangling over the edge of the vase.
I added some nigella (love-in-the-mist). They are the most fantastic, easy-to-grow annual flower ever and they self-seed readily:
And picked some of those beautiful, strongly-scented, two-tone Matucana sweetpeas:
Plus some foxgloves, linaria, ox-eye daisies and quaking grass, Briza maxima. All self-seeded in fact.
Eventually I remembered that I had seen some potato vine flowers (Solanum laxum) by the greenhouse, so I couldn’t resist pick those too and mashing them all together …
See … Mashed potatoes
(Dee Dee Sharp this time!)
Don’t forget to check Cathy’s post for more vases.