With time being limited today, rather than searching out enough roses with stems suitable for cutting I took advantage of the geums that are currently holding the fort in the bold borders and added other material to create a rainbow vase. The red and orange geums are ‘Mrs Bradshaw’ and ‘Totally Tangerine’, with single stems of ‘Lady Stratheden’ (yellow) and ‘Queen of Orange’. There was obviously plenty of choice for the green element, but seedheads of the more structured Hellebore foetidus were the chosen ones, with the Aquilegia ‘Black Barlow’ lookalike for indigo and Phlox divaricata ‘Clouds of Perfume’ for the violet. The ‘vase’ had come with a hyacinth in as a present last year, and the sphere is rainbow obsidian.
It is such fun choosing things from the garden or thereabouts to put in a vase on Monday, so if you would like to join in and share what you have picked then just include a link from your post to this and a link to yours in a comment on this post. It would be lovely to see you!