What a fantastic achievement by Cathy@ramblinginthegarden, who started and continues to host this meme. 👏👏👏 468 vases and still going strong!
I love this meme, but rarely get my act together to post a vase, even though I sometimes pick flowers and place them in a glass, jug or vase for the kitchen table. Today is running away from me again, but I nevertheless wanted to join Cathy’s meme anniversary post with a hand-held posy as she suggested.
So here it is, all wet and dripping:
Recent wet weather conditions have made a lot of flower buds mouldy. So sadly there will be no more dahlias, zinnia, tithonia. However, roses, penstemon and salvias continue to open perfectly, so they form the bulk of today’s posy.
There’s also stalk of antirrhinum (‘Liberty Classic Crimson’), some quaking grass and plectranthus.
As a backdrop I’ve used a lovely folded, serrated Melianthus major leaf and for something soft to hold, the front is some irresistible, downy Lamb’s-ear (Stachys byzantina).
In the depths of the bouquet there’s a sprig of golden variegated euonymus and a sprig of white campion (Silene dioica). The stalks are wrapped in gold edged ribbon, hiding the small rose thorns effectively.
I did put the posy in a glass though and now it’s adorning the kitchen table as usual.
Visit Cathy’s blog to find links to loads of celebration posies for this ninth In-a-Vase-on-Monday anniversary.