The first Anemone blanda are opening, and as blue is always such a welcome sight in the garden I have picked a few buds for today’s vase and popped them into a stoneware inkwell, along with almost perpetually flowering comfrey Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’ and a little piece of witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Rubin’ with its coral red spidery blooms picking out the pinky red of unopened comfrey blooms.
Several hours after putting the vase together I found the leaves of Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens‘, black mondo grass, which had been cut for inclusion but forgotten; a belated indoor photograph includes them and shows the anemones now opened in the warmth of the house. The grass seems to ‘lift’ the overall appearance and is definitely a worthwhile addition.
The teeny prop is a weeny tea tray, handmade and handpainted in France. To give you an idea of scale, the inkwell is approximately 7cm high and the tray 7cm between handles.
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