In a vase on Monday – sweet peas two ways

Two vases this week, both made last Thursday evening in honour of the mother-in-law’s visit. The first, above, in the second outing of the new vase, was made for her bedroom and has been a little tweaked this morning to add some fresh sweet peas and roses.

It consists of this lovely geranium (which doesn’t last long in the garden, but has actually done well in the vase).  I haven’t got any G ‘Rozanne’ but perhaps I should, as I understand she flowers for a long time.  Any thoughts on how well she does as a cut flower?

Added to this was the rose (inherited so names less),

some Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ (which has lasted very well)

and of course the ‘Winter Sunshine’ sweet peas – really pumping out now.

The second one is definitely fading so no close ups!

This one has the lovely peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ together with non flowering spikes of Euphorbia characias Wulfenii and pink sweet peas, but the real success here is the Diascia personata.  I just love the dusky pink colour and it’s survived really well bearing in mind this one’s been in a hot kitchen for four days.  I think you might be seeing more of this!

With thanks to Cathy who host this lovely meme.  And I’m not even going to talk about the news this week, but instead concentrate on the flaaars.

8 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – sweet peas two ways

  1. Cathy

    Love that wide and low vase, Jen, and its collection of soft blues and whites. I have Rozanne but haven’t used it in a vase before. Even though you say it is fading, the second vase is also a triumph, and the peonies look like bundles of soft pink tissue paper. Glad your diascia is still strutting its stuff – I cut much of mine back last year but it hasn’t made any new shoots so is looking a bit insignificant at present. And growing the WS sweet peas in apot has not worked well – they dried out really quickly and suffered in the hot weather. I have put them outside but don’t think they are really going to recover so might just turf them out now 😦 Presumably if you are at work this week you won’t have much time to chill out and recover after your Important Visitor…

  2. Kris P

    Both vases are absolutely spectacular. The soft colors of the first vase meld perfectly. And the peony – *sigh* – fills me with envy.

  3. Cathy

    Gorgeous vases! My eyes gobbled up that long glass vase in the first arrangement, so beautiful. Shame we have no name for that lovely white rose. And the peony arrangement is perfect – you shouldn’t have told us it was fading, because it looks pristine still and the airiness of the diascia are a perfect compliment. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Cathy

    Very lovely arrangement with the new vase and I love the pink Diascia in the second one – I have some blue ones, grown from seed, but they are only about 2 inches high so far!

  5. Sam

    Two absolutely gorgeous vases here, Jen. I love both of them and can see no signs of fading. I think I have Rozanne here and, if so, I will have used it in a vase but can’t report how well it lasted because I’m not very good at remembering these things! Sorry. Quite right to be focusing on the flaaars at the moment 🙂

  6. Chloris

    Both beautiful, Jen, they conjure up the very essence of June. Diascia personata is a real winner and very easy from cuttings. It looks perfect with beautiful Sarah Bernhardt.


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