For lunch at the weekend I ‘prepared’ a lazy salad fresh from the garden: ‘Erbette’ perpetual spinach, beetroot leaves, chives, parsley, coriander, mizuna, red veined sorrel. I washed the leaves and stood them in a pint glass of water for people to help themselves, to be folded and dressed them how they preferred into falafel and pitta. At the end of the meal the selection of salad leaves was untouched, except by me! When I asked why no-one had taken any, my son told me that he thought it was one of my flower arrangements! Lol.
So today, for Cathy’s (@ramblinginthegarden) weekly call to create an arrangement for her ‘In-a-vase-on-Monday‘ meme, I thought I would in actually fill a vase with bits of salad and a few herbs:
I quite like the effect, a bit loose and meadow-like. It is less green than the weekend version obviously. There is sky blue borage, giving the vase a distinct cucumber smell:
Strawberry flowers, for a pink punch. They look good with the lovage flowers
There is a sea of pale pink marjoram flowers as the volume filler, together with the leaves.
Greenery is a combination of fennel, carrot, chives, mint, celeriac flowers, lovage flowers and Italian parsley
Unsurprisingly, while taking the photos outside, the vase attracted bees and hoverflies.
Now, I wonder if anybody will steal bits of my arrangement for tonight’s tea?
Thanks to Cathy for hosting!