Further to Saturday’s rather rushed GBBD, here is last Monday’s vase bringing together some of the Cutting Garden blooms featured there.
I just love the extraordinary salmon pink colour of large Zinnia at the front. This is Zinnia Raspberry Cordial which I fell in love with last September at West Dean (see below).
Whereas all my other ‘Benary’ Zinnias came from Chilterns, I managed to find these seeds for sale at Plants of Distinction. I haven’t got too many Raspberry Cordial blooms yet, but there are plenty more to come at the Cutting Garden, and I also have plants planted in the Grass Bed. It’s not often I’m so determined to seek out a particular variety, but I’m really chuffed I did.
To fill out the arrangement I also added some Zinnia Benary Giant Scarlet and my peachy Antirrhinum Orange Wonder. The Antirrhinums in this vase were a bit ‘kinky’ as they hadn’t been staked, but I really like the way they’ve curving at the front of the mug.
And for green, I have yet more heads of Dianthus Green Trick. These ones are currently growing in a big pot near my front steps. I really must take more cuttings as I love the freshness of the colour and how long lasting they are in the vase.
With thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting everyone’s IaVoM.