We are not barbecue aficionados ourselves (unlike some of our neighbours who seem to have had a BBQ every night throughout June and July) but we accepted an invitation from friends to attend theirs over the weekend; being thoughtful guests we arrived bearing gifts, a bottle of a wine and a home-grown posy.
Taking two more zinnias, larger blooms of a Summer Bouquet mix, as my starting point, it did not take long to assemble a pleasing collection of complementary blooms, almost exclusively from the cutting beds: Dahlia ‘Willo’s Violet’, Cosmos ‘Click Cranberries’, clary sage, Amaranthus caudatus, Sweet William ‘Cottage Perfume’, Helichrysum ‘Bright Rose’ and random cosmos foliage. I have a collection of different coloured string so this posy was tied with appropriately pink string.
If there were more blooms of the zinnia available I would have liked to recreate the posy to pop into a Monday vase for my own pleasure but sadly the new buds were still way off opening; I still have the pick of my cutting beds of course and will try to find the opportunity during an extra day of Grannie duties to create a posy of my own. I hope many of you will find time to create a vase or posy of your own too; if you like, please leave links to and from this post so that we can share the pleasure it gives you.