This week’s bunch of flowers reminds me of a childhood sweet called ‘Dolly mixture’.
‘Dolly mixture is a British confection, consisting of a variety of multi-coloured fondant shapes, such as cubes and cylinders, with subtle flavourings.‘ – Wikipedia
Here’s a picture of some of the sweets:
Maybe you don’t see it, but I think it is the round Erigeron annuus flowers
and the burnt sienna colouring of Tagetes ‘Cinnabar’
that trigger those memories.
Oh, and those pink salvias of course, especially the little fluted Salvia greggii ‘Pink’
I didn’t like Dolly mixtures much as I recall, but in the interests of fairness would count out bags of individual candies, sharing them between myself, my brother and my sister. I can’t imagine eating them now, but when I was looking for a birthday cake the other day, what should I see but a Victoria sandwich … covered in buttercream and Dolly mixture sweets. I chose a much more grown-up rainbow cake instead!!!
So my vase for Cathy’s (@ramblinginthegarden) IAVOM meme today is a simple Dolly mixture of Pennisetum macrourum, Tagetes ‘Cinnabar’, Salvia greggii ‘Pink’, Salvia ‘Amistad’ and S. ‘Love and Wishes’ and S. ‘Wishes and Kisses’ and Erigeron annuus displayed in a dark brown glazed ceramic jug.
Nothing childish about that.
Don’t forget to take a look at Cathy’s post and the selection of beautiful vases to be found through the links in the comment section