I love colour and am one of those people who can normally ‘hold’ a colour in my mind and match from memory. It’s handy when shopping (clothes, soft furnishings, plants, you name it) but also handy when dreaming up another Monday vase to share with Cathy and the IaVoMers!
Whilst I love a colour contrast, sometimes I like the challenge of arranging a vase with different flowers, but in a matching colour, and here’s one of those.
The starting point was the sweet pea ‘Prince Edward of York’ (which is actually bi-coloured so I’ve contradicted myself already!)
to which I added some Pink ‘Flower Carpet’ roses
and then a few stems of this inherited Penstemon, I think it’s ‘Garnet’. All accompanied by the lovely fresh green of Dianthus ‘Green Wicky’.
In her beautiful book The Flower Workshop, Ariella Chezar talks about ‘tonal’ arrangements. I think I might be accused of taking myself a little too seriously if I started talking like that, but you get the drift.
Colour, don’t you just love it?
With thanks to Cathy, who encourages us to bring flowery colour inside, in a vase, every Monday.