Just a quick, late one today to share another ‘table trio’ and my new table runner made in the Basque region and bought last week in Biarritz.
I deliberately bought a runner (and napkins) with an orange stripe as the long table sits right next to the Bronze Bed and so the orange flowers feel completely at home.
Why don’t you pop over to Rambling in the Garden to see what others have in their vases this Bank Holiday Monday?
Whilst not the flowery abundance we expect on IaVoM, I discovered these heavy peppers had actually torn the branch from the plant so, as I didn’t actually want to eat them right now, I thought I’d cut them for a vase.
I’m not sure they’ll last long, but I do love their dark purple gloss enlivening my kitchen table.
With thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who welcomes all our vases – flowery or not!
Plenty of blooms for my late GBBD, starting with this lovely Cosmos, C. ‘Psyche White’. This is flourishing in the Grass Bed together with the newly planted Erigeron sommerneuschnee and
and the late sown Malope trifida ‘Alba’ which has only just started flowering.
Bringing more colour, plenty of Dahlias – pink (clockwise) ‘Hillcrest Royal’, ‘Roxy’, ‘Burlesque’ and unknown (!)
dark – D. La Recolata
and orange – the old favourite D. Happy Single Date
More pink from fabulous Perlagonium ‘Surcouf’ now climbing the trellis
and a couple of other colour duos in the Swing Bed – Aster frikartii ‘Monch’ in the foreground with Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ behind
and Salvia x jamensis ‘Stormy Sunrise’ and Diascia personata
Meanwhile, in the tin bath by the steps, the jolly Gazanias continue to flowers their jolly socks off.
In the Bronze Bed the oft featured roses and dahlias have now been joined by Echinacea ‘Summer Cocktail’
and Agastache ‘Apricot Sprite’ grown from seed (from Special Plants) last year.
And to finish this little Viper’s Bugloss, also grown from seed and still sitting in the seed tray while I try to decide where to plant it. I think it deserves better!
I’m joining Carol at May Dreams Gardens to celebrate GBBD, why don’t you see what others have blooming?
Finally some time this weekend to fiddle with flowers!
I spent a lovely hour making a few arrangements including the kitchen one above. Sedum heads were joined by an exuberant mix of Dahlias ‘Zundert Mystery Fox’ and ‘Happy Single Date’
as well as Rosa ‘Pat Austin’.
More Dahlias was plonked in the relatively new small glass trough – ‘Roxy’ and ‘Hillcrest Royal’ together with Cosmos ‘Rubenza’
And lastly, a trio of sherbet pink blooms for the long oak table.
These contained a random mix of bits and pieces to accompany the Rosa ‘Jubilee Celebration’ including a few odd sweet peas (‘Prince Edward’ the dark one below), Antirrhinum ‘Orange Wonder’, Panicum ‘Frosted Explosion’, Diascia personata
together with mint leaves and even a peachy Pelargonium.
As ever I’m joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts the IaVoM meme. Why don’t you pop over to see who else has been fiddling with flowers today?