The title and focus of this week’s vase was decided a week ago, partly inspired by Hillward’s ‘blue’ post (thank you Sara) which made me more aware of all the emerging blues in my own garden. Today was therefore simply a matter of picking a handful of the various blues and stuffing them in an appropriate container – something along those lines anyway!
The moody blues comprised Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ (love that one!) and P. ‘Opal’, Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’, muscari, blue Anemone blanda and Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’, a pale blue comfrey much loved by bees. In the absence of the blue ribbed ‘poison’ bottle that I was sure there was somewhere around the house I used other props from our ‘spare’ bedroom, which has a blue and white theme. The picture shelf there was not quite wide enough for the chosen jug to sit in front one of the big meat platters so, after a little judicial dusting (no need to go overboard), it just took its place between other artefacts on the shelf et voilà!
I am really pleased with the end result of this and with the varied flowers in the jug I am pretty optimistic that it will still be looking as pretty by the end of the week, even if one or two have begun to droop or fade. Again it shows that a simple grouping of flowers can look really effective without the need for any arranging – so please do consider joining in either regularly or occasionally. Those of us who do so are finding great pleasure in the challenge of finding pleasing combinations of flowers and foliage and appropriate props, so try it and see. Just leave a link to this post on your own blog and a link in a comment on this post back to your own so we can share in your delights too.