Having received some flowers for my birthday earlier this month I noticed a couple of days ago that, amidst the faded stocks and dianthus, the lovely purple-blue alstroemeria still looked good, and therefore decided to base a vase around them. Sadly, even the best laid plans don’t always work out, and when I removed the stems from the vase the petals just dropped off…oops!
Closer inspection, however, revealed a few unopened buds on one stem and so, with my usual optimism, I continued with the plan, partnering the alstroemeria with a stem of twisted hazel and its catkins, placing them in a vintage green ‘poison’ bottle with, for a prop, a 2022 calendar for future planning. I have used this particular brand of calendar for as long as I can remember, and suffer momentary panic when I seek it out for the following year and don’t instantly find it (it took 3 attempts to get this one!)!
We have so many commitments at this festive time of year, but if you have time to find something from your garden or forage locally for material to pop into a vase, then please join us on IAVOM by leaving the usual links.