The colour combination that is floating my creative boat at the moment is pink, white and grey.
In the vases (two jam jars and an old Victorian ink pot) are Stacchys, a white perennial wallflower with a delicious scent, red campions and a pink geranium.
The crocheted doily is from a pattern by Zoya Matyushenko – oh I do love her patterns – but oh boy! you do have to concentrate very hard when making them. This one is Birgitta and has yet to be blocked. I am thinking of putting it on a wire hoop to hang on the wall.
I used a 3mm hook and Junaluna gradient yarn, which is a 3ply cotton and not the easiest to work with, but it looks fabulous and it so wonderfully soft, it would be gorgeous for a shawl.
I am joining Cathy as she gathers lilacs from her gardentoday, with lots of other locked down gardeners from all over the world – and what a wonderfully colourful lot we all are, to be sure.
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Tagged Birgitta, crochet, doily, from my garden, gradient yarn, In a Vase on Monday, perennial wallflower, red campion, stacchys, Zoya Matyushenko
Garrya Elliptica is such an elegant shrub and I have put it with some over-wintering cerinthe in a pottery vase bought about 45 years ago from Honiton Pottery in Devon.
The little blue square pot is a vase from Chive and it sits on a piece of burnt wood I found on the beach. I have scrubbed it and waxed it and to me it is a fine piece of sculpture.
Joining Cathy as she Rambles in her Garden for In a Vase on Monday.
I was in a bit of a rush as I left the house to visit some friends for supper and gathered a big bunch of flowers from my wild bit of the garden
I just had time to plonk them in a jug, take a photo and dash.
In the bunch are honeysuckle (grown from a cutting), golden rod (self seeded), marjoram (self seeded), poppy seed heads( self seeded), purple toadflax (self seeded), a tall pink dianthus (grown from gathered seed), feverfew (self seeded), leycestra formosa (self seeded), bronze fennel (self seeded), and a weed with purple flowers like a thistle (self seeded) that I don’t know the name of.
They looked so much better when my friend transfered them to her vase in front of her fireplace.
I continue to enjoy the progress in my ‘long border’ – here it is at 7am this morning
Joining Cathy for In a Vase on Monday, who is in the Pink today.
A crown for the goddess Astrantia.
With her attending angel.
I have been following Floral Forager on Instagram, she also has a website.
So inspiring! She makes wonderful headdresses and this is where the idea took me.
I sought out the frame after seeing these wonderful creations at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016. I can’t remember exactly where I got the frame from now, I think it was from an Etsy site – it might have been this one: Geckomeister.
The angel etched in a glass block – how do they do that??? comes from St David’s Cathedral shop. I bought one for each of my grandchildren as a christening present.
I’m joining Cathy for her IAVOM meme, where we pop something in a vase (ahem) from our gardens and share our arrangements with other gardeneners all over the world.
You can see my more conventional arrangement using Astrantia here.
Yesterday I had the utter joy of going to the Rare Plant Fair at Sculpture by the Lakes
I bought 3 plants
An alstroemeria, a trailing snapdragon which sounds almost too good to be true and some quaking grass.
My daughter chose alstroemerias as the main flower to decorate the marquee for her wedding reception so they have a special place in my heart – I hope I can grow them – any tips?
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Tagged alstroemeria, asarina, astrantia, Cee's flower of the day, frame for headdress, from my garden, headdress, In a Vase on Monday, quaking grass, Rare Plant Fair, samba headdress, Sculpture by the Lakes, trailing snapdragon
All from my garden: Pheasant Berries, Kaffir Lily, Achillea, Phygelia and Marigold.
I was having a clear out and came across this amazing quartz crystal I bought many years ago in my hippy dippy days!
Joining Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.
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Tagged achillea, December garden, from my garden, In a Vase on Monday, Kaffir Lily, Leycestra Formosa, marigold, pheasant berries, phygelia, schizostylis