Today’s vase was actually put together on Saturday, to take to our lovely neighbours as they had invited us for supper. The title relates to their reliable generosity with the drinks. I won’t elaborate further. Hic.
The vase started with just ‘bruised’ flowers emanating from the Mid Century bed, but they looked almost too dark and so were enlivened with some brighter pink from the Flower Carpet roses.
The dahlia is ‘La Recoleta’
and, here again, but showing an older bloom with its centre exposed, joined by a single stem of Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ and backed by some new growth of Cerinthe major purpurescens.
The Antirrhinums were grown from seed and are finally getting going. This one is Antirrhinum majus nanum ‘Black Prince.’
Here’s the grass I mentioned in GBBD, which Nick identified as Pennisetum ‘Red Buttons,’
and lastly, the fabulously glossy seed pods of Dolichos lablab ‘Ruby Moon’ which I’m rather obsessed with!
With many thanks to Cathy who hosts IaVoM – and of course M and J for a fabulous evening!