I have got a bit behind with blogging as we have been to beautiful Bruges for a pre- Christmas jolly.
And then we came back to this…
But never mind, I grew some flowers for drying in my cutting bed this year. So we are not entirely flowerless.
I used Helipterum roseum and the lovely white Helipterum ‘Pierrot’ which has white flowers with yellow and black centres. I also used Helichrysum bracteatum. I wish I had grown more of these in separate colours now. I also dried a few flowers of Centaurea americana ‘Aloha Blanca’ which you can see in the above picture. The funny buff -coloured thing peeping out on the left was an experiment to dry Bupleurum longifolium ‘Bronze Beauty’. And I have kept some of the Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ from a previous vase. The container with dried chestnut leaves is from last year.
I am sorry to offer you withered flowers today but I am not ready for Christmas bling yet. I prefer to hang on to my little ghosts of summer for a while longer.
Cathy, our indomitable hostess for this meme has picked some of her precious snowdrops for her vase today. Do go and see.