In a vase on Monday – celebration

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Saturday saw me hosting the lovely Secret Garden openers, plus helpers, for coffee, a debrief, and an excuse to eat cake.

Bearing in mind the Secret Gardens event raised over £3,000, we were feeling pretty chipper.  We were then made even more proud by the news that the air ambulance, our chosen charity, had landed on St Helens Green (a stone’s throw from Duver Diary) during the week to take a heart patient off to the mainland, thus making it all the more ‘real’ why we’d made the effort.

Consequently, it felt like an occasion to have celebratory flowers, so I pulled together a rather mad combination of Dahlia ‘Burlesca,’IMG_2951

Dahlia ‘La Recoleta’ (er, maybe, looks a bit ‘flat’),IMG_2946

Dahlia ‘Happy Single Date’IMG_1420

Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer,’IMG_2947

Zinnia ‘Raspberry Cordial,’IMG_2950

and Pelargonium ‘Surcouf,’IMG_2948

(marginally!) cooled down with some Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ flower budsIMG_2949

Why don’t you see what others have in their Monday vases over at Cathy’s blog, Rambling in the Garden?  Cathy herself is clearly in the pink!

6 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – celebration

  1. pbmgarden

    Congratulations on the fundraising for a great cause. The collection of vases is really eye-catching. The young sedum adds its own spice to these hot colors.

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  2. Cathy

    A communal debrief sounds a great idea, pooling ideas on what worked well and what could have been better. What a great sum to raise for such a good charity. Your centrepiece is really vibrant and I certainly need to look out for those zinnias for next year!

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  3. Sam

    I absolutely love this colour combination, Jen. Adding the sedum was a stroke of genius. It really sets off the other colours. One of your best, I think 🙂 x

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