In a Vase on Monday: Femininity

Despite more rain and thunderstorms we have fortunately not suffered the weather damage some of you may have seen on your news this past week; the south and the west of Germany have had extremely heavy rainfall for over a week now, causing small rivers and streams to overflow or burst their banks, devastating several towns and villages.

At times like these I am glad to be living halfway up a hill!

This Monday’s vase, created for Cathy’s meme (Rambling in the Garden), was put together on Saturday evening, as the skies turned grey again and I was unsure what Sunday would bring!

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Unhappy with the light, I decided to bring it indoors and switched on a small lamp – the soft effect this created inspired the title for this post, as it looked so pretty and feminine.

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The main element was my white peony ‘Festiva maxima’, which opened in the course of the week and has been filling the house with its fragrance from various other vases. I added two Siberian iris flowers, a white Aquilegia (‘Green Apples?’) some sprigs of Aruncus, a few grasses, some sage flowers, some Veronica, a single Nigella flower and some white sprigs of…. any ideas what the floaty white flowers are? No, not cow parsley…. think of another ‘weed’! (I’ll let you guess!)

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Now take a look at Cathy’s lovely creation today, and also at what other gardeners are finding for a vase this Monday.

Have a lovely week!