A quick and simple vase from me again, squeezed into yet another busy day yesterday: one of my many Caithness Glass vases with a selection of pastel coloured aquilegia, from the pleated single and double coloured ones to the curious anemone-flowered ones. Foliage is courtesy of a dicentra (lamprocapnos). All the aquilegia were grown from seed, the greenish-yellow Green Apples and a range of varieties sourced from seed bought from aquilegia specialist Carrie Thomas of Touchwood Aquilegia. To maintain the beauty of the originals, I am now in the habit of removing any substandard seedlings that pop up.
The title of the post is triggered by the aquilegia in the bottom right which always reminds me of the sugary confection called ‘coconut ice’; I have made coconut ice before, but having other more pressing things to do my prop today is instead a box of sugar-free sweets. The Golfer has a very sweet tooth but has been persuaded to try and stick to sugar-free sweets after too many expensive and painful visits to the dentist.
Even if you can’t find time to post about a vase today, do still pick blooms or other material from your garden and pop them into a vase for your own pleasure. Even though the tulips are now brittle and dry, I am still getting pleasure from last week’s vase and have no intention of dismantling it yet. If you are able to share your own vase with our friendly IAVOM community then just leave links to and from this post in the usual way. In the meantime have a lovely week and enjoy your gardens!