In a vase on Monday – three seasons in a day – and thwarted Thursday!

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Let’s start with late spring, exemplified by sweet peas, together with the Panicum ‘Frosted Explosion.

Followed by summer, with Malope trifida ‘Alba’, Cosmos ‘Psyche White’ and Nicandra physalodes (Shoo-fly).IMG_3364

And autumn, with a mix of Dahlias, Salvias, Cosmos and late flushing roses (Pat Austin and Munstead Wood). IMG_3362

The arrangements above were all created on Saturday, which sadly was too late for Thursday’s island birthday celebrations for the OH.  

We were having dinner in a local restaurant, with drinks at home first.  I’d hoped to arrange flowers for the house, and had even wondered about taking some little arrangements to the restaurant.

Sadly, thanks to a signal failure and swans on the line (yes really), my attempts to get back from London by early afternoon on Thursday were badly thwarted and I got through the door at around 6, with guests arriving at 6.30.

Obviously a sane woman would have forgotten the flowers and gone and got changed, but not yours truly.  No, I went running around the garden gathering a great armful of blooms and was still shoving them in a huge vase as the first guests arrived…

The result, photographed a day later, looks rather sad, but I promise it did look a little better on the night (and a little less flat in the middle).  IMG_3309

With thanks to Cathy who hosts all our Monday vases.

8 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – three seasons in a day – and thwarted Thursday!

  1. Joanna

    All of these are so wonderfully beautiful! I love David Austin roses and Munstead Wood is one of my favorites, but it’s too cold to grow it here.

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  2. Cathy

    Oh Jen, I guess juggling plates is your party trick…?! Glad the celebrations went well, even though a little rushed 🙂 And what a great assortment of vases you have produced – the explosive pastel one and the gorgeous white (note to self: grow white malope next year) and then the autumnal offering too… all lovely

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  3. Kris P

    Swans on the line?! You must explain that! Your cross-seasons floral arrangements are wonderful, as is your hastily assembled celebratory birthday vase. My priorities run along similar lines…

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  4. Edinburgh Garden Diary

    Goodness, what a scramble to get home in time, and well done for prioritising the flowers (I would have done the same). Couldn’t pick a favourite from your three gorgeous vases but I love the freshness of the white summer vase, and that panicum is incredible, rather like those optic fibre lights that were all the rage a wee while ago. Also the name ‘Panicum’ makes me think it would be a good addition to your vase put together in a tearing hurry :o)

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  5. Cathy

    They are all lovely arrangements! I really love that white Cosmos. And that last vase is gorgeous, despite being rushed! (Good thing you didn’t have to cook that dinner!)

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