Today’s vase was created to give as a gift to a male host so I thought I’d better steer clear of soft pinks and peaches, and decided to go with a deep plum theme, livened up by Euphorbia polychroma.
I cut two plants for the first time – Lysmachia atropurpurea, to provide vertical accents, and the lovely, silky Papaver somniferum ‘Lauren’s Grape.’ I seared their stems in boiling water but to be honest I’m not sure how long they’ll last. I really must cut some for home to find out!
To these I added some Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ (it looked darker in real life)
and my lovely, new, neat, dark La Recoleta dahlias.
It seemed to be well received, but the matching bottle of wine was probably his preference!
With thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, who hosts this lovely meme.