I love joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden every Monday as she invites us to pick materials from our gardens for a vase.
This weekend has been spent at our country house, so the flowers are wild flowers from the meadows and land around us. A strong breeze on Sunday made the grasses come alive, and the textures tempt you to reach out your hands and stroke them.
I have no idea of the identity of all these wild grasses – a project for a winter evening perhaps! The flowers included are moon daisies, ‘Ragged Robin’ (Silene/Lychnis flos cuculi), white campion (Silene latifolia) and red clover, along with cow parsley of course. There were a few pale mauve campanulas in the meadow too, but I didn’t pick any as most had gone over what with the heat and wind. The Achillea and Scabious will be opening soon as well.
I brought along some peonies from home too, to enjoy their scent indoors – their season is so short this year so I must make the most of them!
In fact they started off in the green vase, which I then swapped over and used for the wild flowers…
Have a good week!