White then, rather late today I share my vase with you and join Cathy with her meme of garden flowers cut for the vase at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/in-a-vase-on-Monday-feeling-flush
I selected far from perfect blooms for my vase, shades of white which are slightly going over. The rain last week seemed incessant and it took its toll on the agapanthus. The poor blooms ended up barely above ground, heads down, weighted with rain, forward in a downward dog kind of way; graceful, calm, yogic .
To enjoy and salvage what I can, I collected three blooms. At just over 15cm across they did not leave much space in the vase.
I added shades of white from some Astrantia. Astrantia might seem , at first glance to be white and yet at close quarters are rather green with dark burgundy centres.
The achillea is an unknown variety donated from my sisters garden. Again it appears white but on closer inspection is rather green. It has that distinctive scent which I find rather unpleasant but the insects adore it.
Lastly I added some spikes of sanguisorba which I have not cut before so I am interested to see how it fares in water.
The blue and white jug I have used before and I like how this bunch picks out the white in the pattern.
So there you have it folks a vase for Monday, enjoy your week.
Donna@Gardens Eye View said:
Beautiful vase…love the blue and white container and the white flowers are simply stunning.
Sam Evans said:
Thanks Sam, glad you like it.
I like your white collection of flowers. Just keep the thought of summer going doesn’t it!
Thanks Noelle, I just wish it would warm up a tad to persuade us summer is not completely gone!
The blue and white pitcher looks great with the white flowers, I like all the different textures and forms, and the bits of color from the Astrantia.
I love the contrast between the whites and greens of the flowers and the rich blue of the vase.
Thanks. It surprised me how the white flowers are really rather green at close quarters. They were a welcome change from the strong shapes and colours of the dahlias. The blue jug is a favourite of mine, really useful size in the best shade of blue.
What a lovely combination of ‘whites’ – I came across a lovely white sanguisorbia on our jaunts but there was no label as I would liked to have known the variety. Are these a second flush on your astrantia? Thanks for sharing today, Dorris.
Thanks Cathy, i will look up the variety for you and let you know. Having a mental blank at the moment:)
Thanks Dorris – we all have these mental blanks… 😉
Hi Cathy, I finally remembered! The white Sanguisorba is S candenensis. It grows to 1.6m
Thanks Dorris – it’s funny how the brain can suddenly come up with some forgotten fact!! That’s pretty tall, although it’s all relative when you are a shortie like me of course!
A beautiful composition 😊
I agree the flowers are a lovely compliment to the vase, a touch of faded grandeur can be elegant when presented as well as this. I like your detailed observations about the astrantias!
Beautiful! You’re so lucky to still have Astrantia…mine collapsed in the intense heat of this summer. That vase is gorgeous, think I may have said it before. Have a lovely weekend 🙂
Thanks Annette, the weekend was as good as it could be, given that i have broken my ankle. you did admire the vase before, there is something about that blue. Astrantias do seem to like a little dappled shade in high summer, perhaps you could shade them?
I’m so sorry about that and wish you a speedy recovery! I know they appreciate some shade and that’s when it becomes difficult as I don’t have much in the summer. They flower nicely early summer though.
thanks Annette. , So I guess we all have to work with whatever the weather throws our way. Astrantia are beautiful but I know you have lots of other beauties in your garden.