I tried a couple of different containers for this week’s IAVOM offering before settling on this one and immediately knew it would work well as the blooms splayed out perfectly, seemingly complementing the curves of the vase itself.
I would like to dedicate the whole vase to all my blogging friends as among the perfect pinks are no less than four varieties grown from seed supplied by other bloggers: lychnis from Sandra at Wild Daffodil, Malope triffida ‘Vulcan’ and Cosmos ‘Click Cranberries’ from Elizabeth of Silver Scrappers and Godetia ‘Crown Mix’ from Karen at Karengimson. Numerous packages of seeds and plants criss-cross the country and beyond as bloggers generously give or exchange from amongst their gardens’ bounty, or gift little surprises designed to gladden any gardener’s heart: bless them all!
Joining these four pink pretties are the one of the zinnias (Cactus Mixed) I avoided cutting last week, Dahlia ‘Purple Gem’, Dahlia ‘Happy Single Juliet’, Antirrhinum ‘Overture Rose’ and Admiral’s Purple’, a stem of a just-purchased car boot alstroemeria that broke off when I tried to extract it from the pot, perennial sweet pea Lathyrus latifolius ‘Red Pearl’, Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ with a hint of pink on leaves and emerging flowers and blooms from one of my newly establishing scented leaved pelargoniums, ‘Pink Capricorn’. The leaves of this variety smell of lemon rose although the blooms are unscented.
The richer and darker pinks of the posy are perfectly picked out by the Caithness Glass perfume bottle, rounding off this pleasing vase for a new week. I am sure we will see many more pleasing vases from other bloggers over the course of the day: to join us all you need to do is find material from your garden (or anywhere else that you feel is still in the spirit of the meme) to pop into a vase or other container and share with us by leaving links to and from this post. Look forward to hearing from you!