This is another vase based around the sweet peas. Finally I’m able to pick a real handful so I thought I use them to christen my new glass trough. (I’d already ordered it before I admired the one at Gravetye, but it’s nowhere near as large as theirs).
The sweet peas have been joined by the Antirrhinum majus ‘The Rose’ again, as well as the stalwart Cerinthe major purpurescens. I actually found the vase a little tricky to use as the top heavy Antirrhinum and Cerinthe kept dropping back out again as there’s no lip to keep them in. I cut them a bit shorter and put the sweet peas in first and it was fine, but it has made the arrangement quite ‘dense’ as I wasn’t able to have the Antirrhinum poking out as I’d envisaged. Also, I didn’t sear the stems of the Cerinthe and after a night in the kitchen with the Aga still on they’re already drooping, so they’re not ‘poking’ either.
Anyway, drooping or not, it certainly smells divine!
And to finish a silly extra arrangement prompted by photographing the red and amber roses for GBBD – I thought adding in a stem of Aeonium would make a traffic light!
With thanks to Cathy who hosts this lovely meme.