Today’s vase is all about things I’ve never picked before.
Firstly the Sisyrinchium striatum which is taking over the Swing Beds. It occurred to me that both the creamy yellow colour and the gentle arching of the stems could work quite well in a vase.
Secondly the Rose, which I think is Snow Goose. I now have two separate plantings following an ordering mix up I mentioned on Saturday and so plenty available. I like the fact that the buds are a darker yellow matching the centre of the Sisyrinchium, whilst the more open flowers are paler, matching the Sisyrinchium’s petals. Although I might have picked a couple of short stems of this, I’ve never realised how long the stems are and so haven’t ever used it in a tall arrangement.
I thought about leaving it just as a creamy concoction, but in the end decided to add in the Nepeta Six Hills Giant as a contrast.
I decided to photograph it in the kitchen, and for the shot below couldn’t resist adding Nimbus (well strictly he added himself), to the creamy mix!
With thanks again to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting this Monday vase meme.