In a Vase on Monday: Inspiration strikes

I returned yesterday evening from a totally inspiring and slightly exhausting weekend at the Tallulah Rose Flower School in Bath (of which more soon) brimming with intent.

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Keeping the momentum going, and making the most of having a bit more time to construct something as I’d taken the day off today, I put together this a-symmetrical arrangement of garden gatherings.

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It includes many things that I have grown from seed including the Ammi majus, sweet peas, larkspur, cornflowers, nigella, Pennisetum ‘Feathertop’, Zinnia ‘Purple Prince’, Cosmos ‘Double Click Cranberries’ and Cerinthe major ‘Purparescens’.

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Also included are dahlias (mostly grown from seed over the last few years apart from the large purple one whose label I seem to have lost), Buddleia ‘Pixie’, Allium sphaerocephalon, the beautiful arching Lysimachia clethroides, foliage from Clematis montana, acer, mint and spirea.

The container is a rose bowl I bought this morning from a charity shop for just this purpose.

In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and is a challenge for gardeners everywhere to cut and show what’s growing for them now.

 

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  1. Cathy says:

    My goodness – you will be thrilling us with your new found skills after a whole weekend’s floristry course! How exciting 🙂 Look forward to hearing more, but in the meantime today’s creation has taken on a whole new appearance because of its low asymmetrical appearance. I rather like the concept as I struggle with the idea of anything too tall – I could cope better with one like this. What a great mix of blooms too – thanks so much for sharing

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    1. Thank you Cathy. It’s a rare thing to be so spoiled for choice for flowers from the garden!

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      1. Cathy says:

        Yes, but then it can be almost overwhelming when there is a lot of choice!

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  2. That is a very impressive Vase! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Haile. It was nice to have the time to construct it.

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  3. Cathy says:

    How wonderful! Your Monday was well-spent! I love how everything spills over the edges of your bowl, just like some of these flowers tend to bend and trail when growing.

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    1. Thank you Cathy. You’re right- sometimes it’s best just to go with it and let the plants do what they do naturally.

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