Again I am joining in with Cathy’s meme. I think everyone who has joined in is finding it a bit addictive. I have a busy week this week and haven’t really the time. But having a quick walk round the garden I found myself thinking that the Lupin was a perfect match for the Alstroemeria and how lovely they would look with the Pilgrim rose and some cream Aruncus and then I just had to try it. See what you have done to us Cathy. We are all planning cutting gardens now.
Apart from arranging them, the problem is trying to get a decent photograph when you are in a hurry. You get a really good shot and then realise your pile of ironing is visible in the corner.
I haven’t got time to fiddle about today, so the first one is without flash and looks a bit washed out. The next shot is with the flash and that is not right either. But at least you can’t see my ironing pile.
The flowers are the David Austin rose:’The Pilgrim’, Alstroemeria, Lupin, Digtalis lutea which is a perfect match for the lupin although you can’t quite see that on the photo. I have used a yellow Phlomis and some little buttons of my Santolina. The creamy froth is Goat’s beard: Aruncus dioicus The iris is the wild Iris foetidissima which pops up every where, but I don’t mind, it is rather pretty. I have used some of my dainty white Clematis recta, a yellow Evening primrose, and a spray of the invasive Lysimachia which no one in their right mind would plant. I have it because it was in with a lovely Hosta that a friend gave me. It is by the big pond and so it can romp away if it wants. Their is a little spray of white candytuft which seeds itself each year in the front garden; I was going to use my Orlaya grandiflora which is wonderful for flower arranging but I am saving it for a big occasion this weekend. There is a little spray of Anthemis ‘Sauce Hollandaise’.
The foliage is a frothy Euphorbia and, Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold. I have reused the Briza media ‘Limouzi’ and the Stipa gigantea from last week.
Why don’t you go over to ramblinginthegarden and see what everyone else is putting in a Vase on Monday?