Cathy who hosts In a Vase on Monday is back from her travels and this week has featured her Jack and the Bean Stalk Lily which towers over her head. My lily is of a different sort all together. I have never picked water lilies for a vase before, but for a super quick arrangement for the table I can’t think of anything better. Unless you fall into the pond whilst you are picking it of course. Which I did, but only with one leg. The pot of pelargoniums didn’t appreciate being sat on, but it is all in a good cause. I picked a bloom which isn’t fully open so that I can watch it opening in the vase.
When Christina and I were at Beth Chatto’s nursery recently, I bought the pretty Gypsophila ‘Rosenschleier’. I think the delicate pink flowers make a nice lacy frame for the flower. And with the bold water lily leaves, that is all it needs.
Please see what Cathy and all the other vase fillers have been up to. A lot of bloggers have become so enthusiastic about this meme, that they have made cutting gardens so that there is always an abundance of blooms to pick. The annuals are all coming into their own right now and people are showing us some wonderful vases.