Fresh from our trip to Amsterdam where we saw Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the wonderful Van Gogh museum, it had to be sunflowers. However, my ones are smaller and paler, so I’ve called them moonflowers instead (and it was practically dark by the time I got round to photographing the arrangement!)
I’ve grown two pale sunflowers this year, Helianthus Italian White, and Helianthus Vanilla Ice, and the joke is, I can’t tell the difference between them.
To these I added a Cosmos new to me this year – Cosmos Double Click Snow Puff. I really liked the magenta pink version, Double Click Cranberries, last year, and so thought I’d try the white one. They’re a little taller than Cosmos Purity at around 1.2m, but equally free flowering. I like the way the degree of ‘doubleness’ varies flower by flower.
Once I’d photographed the jug outside, I brought it inside and it’s looking very fullsome and jolly on the kitchen table.
With many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this lovely meme.