About my garden

Monday, 27 August 2018

Sunflowers and dahlias In a Vase on Monday

Hello everyone and welcome to a wet Bank Holiday in the UK. We are hoping it might improve as the day goes on! We did go out and make the most of Saturday's sunshine. Safe to say the drought is over and the water tanks are full.

Here is a vase I made for a friend. It was to go on this hall table so I made it quite large to have impact. 

There is some birch and Cotoneaster foliage, Sedum at the green stage, Vanilla Ice sunflowers and some other sunflower, Amaranthus, Nicotiana 'Lime Green' and Dahlia 'Karma Naomi'. 
It's quite open and airy, the look I was going for and not symmetrical but not imbalanced I didn't think. 
The critique was:

MrC- It's lopsided
Me - That's the look
MrC- But will people know it's the look or just think it's lopsided?

My friend liked it so that's what counts. 

Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for In a Vase on Monday

Monday, 13 August 2018

Rogue In a Vase on Monday.

We are back to normal summer weather here - wet and windy. We've had plenty of rain over the last few days and the garden is starting to look more perky instead of tired and brown. There is some green in the grass which we haven't cut for about 2 months. 

My vase is a pick and plonk today. Sometimes they are the best. 
There is rudbeckia, sunflower 'Prado Red', basil, Amaranthus, Nicotiana 'Lime green' plus bonus pink which came too with the green seeds, Scabious 'Fata Morgana', Daucus which should be purple but this is a rogue. There is also Atriplex and Rosemary which I don't think can be seen. 
Has anyone tried saving Daucus seeds? I'll have a go but as there is a rogue white in with the purple they may have crossed. Still all lovely though. 
Thanks to Cathy for hosting In a Vase on Monday which is always entertaining and inspiring, not to mention educational.