In a Vase on Monday – herbaceous perennials

Our local garden centre is having a half-price sale of Herbaceous Perennials

I needed to snip off the flowers of some of them before planting and these blooms made it into this week’s Vase

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A Chinese ‘foxglove’

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A delicate lilac coloured scabiousDSC_0636 DSC_0641DSC_0644

A Catananche, which can be used for drying apparentlyDSC_0647

A deep crimson scabious
DSC_0648and a few othersDSC_0641 (1)I’m looking forward to seeing if any of them come into flower again this summer, or will I have to wait til next year.

And does anyone know the name of this little beauty who was on my ceiling today.

Update: I think it is a ‘Small Magpie’

Food: The larvae feed on stinging nettles, mint and bindweed. The caterpillars remain hidden from predators by feeding inside a rolled up leaf.

DSC_0640 (1)Pop across to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see other wonderful vases from around the world.

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23 responses to “In a Vase on Monday – herbaceous perennials

  1. I don’t know much about flowers, only the fact that I love them! Those flowers in the vase are beautiful Daffy, it looks like the outside has come inside! All wild and pretty 🙂

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  2. Nice to have the double pleasure of some new plants and some new flowers to cut to make a very pretty vase. I don’t know the Japanese foxglove, do you know its Latin name?

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  3. Interesting to see all the different flowers up close. The chinese foxglove is very pretty Like the sound of your moth. Anything that eats bindweed can’t be bad!

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  4. Each flower sings in this arrangement. I’m going to growing scabious for sure next year.

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  5. I am afraid most of the plants I get from our local garden centre is when they are reduced – which sadly does seem to be a lot of the time so I hope it is not on the way out… I think scabious is going to be a new favourite of mine after the one in my vase flowered – mine was one of a collection from Hayloft but looks similar to your dark one. Love the catanche too, something I haven’t got. It is serendipity itself that trimmings from all your new plants look perfect together! Thanks for sharing

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  6. Such a beautiful floral arrangement. The Chinese foxglove is new to me. I can almost feel it’s fuzziness.

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  7. Isn’t it wonderful when blooms come to us and just come together to make a beautiful vase…love the scabiosa!

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  8. Really pretty. Hope they flower again for you.

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