C helped me collect flowers as we went for a walk yesterday evening, so we have ended up with a hotchpotch or ‘everything good all together’ as he called it. There is no theme or colour scheme, just everything that either of us thought was looking pretty at the time.
I started with the Tangerine Wallflowers. There is a brown and maroon element with the orange which I like and C isn’t sure about, especially as they make such a dense clump of flowers.
There are some penstemons; the lavender Alice Hindley and the first stem of the dark purple which I think is Burford Purple. More wall flowers: Bowles Mauve and Pastel Patchwork along with Freesias and Mignonette which smell lovely as well. There are White Tea Tree (Manuka) and the double flowered dark pink Leptospermum along with Dutch Iris, quite a few stems of Lavender, some Phlomis about to come out, a Daffodil Éclat and a few Blue Lupin flowers and Borage and the first pink Columbine.
From last week’s vase the rose hips are still good, but the Poppies and Freesias are gone. From the week before the Flannel Flowers and Leucodendron are still going strong and a couple of Hellebores are still there.
Join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for more ‘In a Vase on Monday’.