No doubt I have used this title before in a previous post, but it suited the lighter and more delicate stems of the contents of this Monday’s vase, a contrast to the chunkier and more dominant dahlias and zinnias that have filled many late summer and early autumn vases.
It was the blooms of Pelargonium ‘Copthorne’ in the Coop that took me in this particular direction but, having picked a range of other delicate stems the pelargonium suddenly seemed indelicate in comparison, and a single stem was retained only because it reflected the colours of Argyranthemum ‘Grandaisy Pink’, a pot of which was reblooming after being cut back a few weeks ago. Joining these two are Persicaria ‘Blackfield’ and ‘Red Dragon’, larkspur Consolida ‘Dark Blue’, Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’, a single bud of Rosa ‘Susan Williams-Ellis, bunnytails grass Lagurus ovatus and some summer flowering jasmine that never flowers.
Plonked into a cheap glass vase, and accompanied by my Traditional Wood Wooden Classic Push Up Press Puppet Toy’, another airy fairy, the vase has more than just a suggestion of summer to it. Of its contents, only the larkspur has come from the cutting beds, the occupants of which are mostly well past their best, and I am working up to cutting everything down, instantly putting an end to some of summer’s memories. The garden, however, will continue producing blooms and foliage whatever the season, providing material for vases throughout the year.
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