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Super Trouper and Just Joey

The folks came for dinner on Saturday with a posy of roses from their garden.

Ready tied, the posy is a combination of the vibrant orange, in your face, rose ‘Super Trouper’ and the more copper than orange rose ‘Just Joey’.  Added to these are a few leaves from a varigated Hosta, variety unknown. It was the perfect size and colour combination for my old apothcary jar.


Dad is rather partial to his roses having about seventy in his garden.  This ensures a steady supply of Summer flowers for their house and occasionaly mine. Thanks Dad.

Now Cathy at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com suggested we might like to try an ikebana style arrangement this week. For those of you who are unaware of the term, ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging.  An ancient art, the focus of ikebana is on balance, harmony and form. This is my attempt.P7115135.JPG

Into a small oriental bowl, my first mistake as yes I am pretty sure that it is chinese, I have placed a small frog.  No amphibians have been hurt in this this experiment as this particular frog is one of these.P7115139.JPG

A kind gift from Rosie at The Chelsea Flower Show this year, it is rather sharp but holds the most delicate of flowers or in this case grasses in place.


Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea ‘Transparent’ 

This is Molinia ‘Transparent’ possibly another mistake as it is rather difficult to photograph on a grey day, it is transparent after all.  Here with the first of my Hydrangea paniculata Limelight flowers.  P7115136.JPG

I love the lime-white flowers. So two completely different offerings today.  Have a good week.