As I mentioned in my Cutting Garden post yesterday the stems on many plants are getting longer and longer as the season progresses,and so today I thought I’d splash out on a rather bigger arrangement than normal.
I’m again using my lovely sister-gifted Orla Kiely vase which is proving incredibly versatile and has a good heavy base so it won’t topple over, even when heavily laden!
I added some quite long branches of the shoo fly plant, Nicandra physaloides, a member of the potato family. I’ve grown this from seed in the past and in fact have a couple of self seeded plants in the garden, but these branches were cut from my neighbours’ plant which is shrub sized at about 5ft tall by 4ft wide!
I like the way the dark buds picked up the dark centre of the sunflowers. Meanwhile, the Salvias were supposed to pick up on the purple blooms of the Nicandra, but the two Nicandra flowers I had fell off in the arranging. Oops. But here’s another one peaking out…
With thanks as ever to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts our IaVoM meme.
PS. Hey, look what opened up as soon as my back was turned: