In a vase on Monday – A pair of Queens


The key blooms in today’s vase are Zinnia elegans ‘Queeny Lime Red’ and Rosa ‘Jubilee Celebration’ named by David Austin for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.  (Cathy would have found a couple of playing cards to add as props to the photo, but I’m sorry, I’m just not that organised!)IMG_6608

There are also a few sweet peas – I think this is ‘Painted Lady’ but a bit confused as I thought ‘Painted Lady’ was more obviously bi-coloured but can’t think it’s anything else I planted this year.  And there are also a few stems of Digitalis ‘Polkadot Pippa’, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and if you look really closely at the top photo, Erysimum ‘Red Jep’IMG_6609

And just because I’m currently a bit obsessed with the little vases, another array up for inspection.  This time Verbascum chaixii ‘Album’ (grown from seed ages ago and still self seeding around) and Sweet pea ‘Mrs Collier.’ IMG_6620

With thanks to Cathy who hosts this meme every week and is this week ‘propping’ with Chinese sampans!

4 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – A pair of Queens

  1. Cath Moore

    Mmmm! I can just about smell that rose (so don’t tell me it doesn’t have a fragrance!) I aspire to creating such a bouquet in a vase…lovely!

  2. Cathy

    Oh I like the look of that zinnia, Jen! That’s one for next year, now I am developing a dedicated (nearly) zinnia bed which has been partially successful this year. What a pleasing combination of pink shades in your vase (and yes, I would have added the cards as a prop, as you guessed!). I am also intrigued by the pretty white verbascum, something new to me. Until this year verbascums were a no-no for me because they were ‘yellow’, but then another blogger showed a purple one which I am now growing from seed – and it’s now white ones for me too!


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