Today’s vase is barefacedly plain and simple, reminiscent of the dimpled skin of a new born baby – hence the title. Numerous blooms of Antirrhinum ‘Twinny Pink’, new star of the cutting beds, not a tall variety in the first place, were cut short to avoid losing new blooms on emergent side stems and placed in a charity shop footed rose bowl with a separate plastic ‘frog’ insert. To this were added stems of Briza maxima (aka dangly green woodlice) – and that was it.
The baby faced prop is a tiny vintage cellulose doll, blushing from the public exposure, her modesty partially covered by a couple of fallen snapdragon blooms. Ammi visnaga heads and white cornflowers, rejected for inclusion in the main vase, were joined by tangled Briza heads in a green crocus vase so were not wasted. Together with regular sweet pea pickings there is always a vase somewhere around the house!
Sweet and simple or elaborately complex, plonked or arranged – what will be in your vase this week? Do share it with us by leaving links to and from this post – we would love to see what you have found in your garden or foraged nearby to bring you pleasure over the next few days.