The colour theme of this vase was supposed to be simply orange, with some contrasting purple from the Asters. However, with the original pickings looking far too mean, I broadened the remit.
One thing led to another, and I’ve ended up with a rather random selection of the original planned Pat Austin roses (already looking a little floppy by the time I took the photo) Euphorbia characias ‘Wulfenii’ and Asters, then being joined by Zinnias, both ‘Benary Giant Lime’ and ‘Queen Red Lime,’
a single stem of Antirrhinum ‘Orange Wonder,’ seed heads from Arum italicum pictum,
Dahlia ‘Happy Single Date’ and Rosa ‘Jubilee Celebration’
I think it was Constance Spry who said when flower arranging you should ‘allow room for the butterflies’ – I think it’s fair to say by the time I’d finished cramming, there was probably only space for a Small Blue!
Why don’t you pop over to Cathy’s blog to see what others have picked for their vases this Monday?