Several of the components in this vase have seeded themselves: buddleia, golden marjoram, pink mallow, and the unknown umbellifer. But my garden, this year is strangely lacking in self-sown foxgloves. I usually have masses. So I have sown some perennial ‘Snowy Mountain’, which I bought at Chelsea. Should I wait to sow the others, the biennial ones, in the Spring or get on with it now?
The red lobelia was on offer at the end of last summer and is doing well, I’ve even grown more from flowers that I picked – they rooted in the vase. They are growing next to the monbretia and the Gardener’s Gaiters in the front border and I do love the combination.
The Peace Pole was added because it was right where I have put the vase on display in the house, and with all the terrible things happening in the world, one can always do with a Peace Pole.
It has ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ written in a different language on each of the four sides. You can read more about Peace Poles by clicking on the link:
Joining Cathy’s fabulous floral garden party at Rambling in the Garden.
And for Cee’s Flower of the Day, here is a closer look at the buddleia.
No wonder butterflies love them.
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Tagged buddleia, Cee's flower of the day, flowers, foxgloves, gardener's gaiters, golden marjoram, In a Vase on Monday, monbretia, Peace Poles, red lobelia, white foxgloves
I needed something to block out distracting items in the background – just the thing! a breast cast. This was made when a friend of mine was about to have breast surgery. She gathered a group of her friends together on the eve of the operation for a beautiful informal evening of love, laughter and making breast casts together using Mod Rock. We met later to celebrate the successful surgery and we each painted our breast casts.
I thought the bottle was too prominent so surrounded it with old bottles I gathered from a hedge next to the ancient thatched cottage I lived in 1973 – 81.
Feverfew was added for texture and the acid-lime green of its leaves
a hint of yellow from ………… ? no idea
a bee’s eye view
(I’ve never noticed the hairy entrance before – oh lawks! there really is something very sexual about flowers – apologies, I’m a Scorpio – I can’t help it, Edwina will understand! See her Whacky Word Wednesday post and entertaining follow up video – word= Concupiscent. Too much??!!! Surely not!)
Magenta and lime green with a hint of yellow is one of my favourite colour combos at the moment – kinda sets my teeth on edge and delights in equal measure.
Thanks as always to Cathy for hosting this fascinating meme. Pop along over to see many more wonderful flowers arranged ‘In A Vase on Monday’.
Update: the yellow flower is Sisyrinchium striatum (thank you Christina.) How am I ever going to remember that!
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Tagged breast cast, crochet, crochet ripples, feverfew, flower arranging, flowers, foxgloves, In a Vase on Monday, magenta, mod rock, old bottles