I'm so happy to be able to have vases bursting with flowers again. I know I'm so lucky to have flowers all over the house at very little expense. (If you don't count the blood, sweat and tears and woman hours involved in the production and I don't, it's a complete joy).
I've made an exuberant arrangement to showcase this white lilac. I decided to only choose silver, green and white and I love how it turned out.
In the vase:
Elaeagnus x ebbingei (I think?) foliage - the new growth is a lovely silver colour
I'd already picked some Phacelia yesterday. It's just coming into flower where it has seeded from last year. It's such a mad flower, the way it unfurls and has the soft sticky out bits which I'm sure have a botanical name. I used it in another vase:
In this vase:
Cerinthe major purpurescens
Inherited rose. This is not the kind of rose I would choose if I were to buy one but it starts flowering first, finishes last and smells just as a rose should. It's a pretty two tone colour. I can't ask any more of a plant and it's right outside my bedroom window. It's a bungalow, by the way, in case you wonder why I keep planting there.
Oh, and both vases smell wonderful.
I had to take pictures inside as it has been raining! There is a joyous sound of rain dripping into water butts. We had a real good amount of rain overnight and then more showers today (Sunday). The plants are soaking it up and rejoicing.
Now we move from water watch to slug patrol. They are already in evidence and rubbing their slimy hands with glee.
For inventive and inspiring vases visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who encourages us to put something In a Vase on Monday. Thanks Cathy, for inspiring us.