The bouquet I made this week for The Garden Appreciation Society proves that I have a lot of blues and pinks in my garden. It’s airier than I’ve done in past weeks and I fear it suffers a little bit from a scale problem (as in, it’s too tall for the vase), but there are some interesting flowers in there.
The peony buds are just starting to swell, so I cut the two fattest and I presume they’ll flower in the vase but time will tell. I also cut a lot of flowers from the chives. I’m not sure what variety of chives this is. I have two kinds growing in the garden and this one is much larger and more pungent than the other variety, which is the one I prefer to use for cooking. But this one has much bigger flowers. I left them all clumped together because I thought they’d get lost if I spread them out throughout the bouquet.
Even though the Japanese iris doesn’t bloom all that well for me, I grabbed three flowers from a far corner of the garden and I think this bouquet really needed that punch of color. I also added two stems from a new favorite plant Thalictrum ‘Black Stockings’ (a meadow rue). The black stems are so great on this plant and I love that they are nice and sturdy and require no staking. I also threw in a clipping from one of the viburnums, but I have to say, I don’t think it really adds much to the mix. But once I cut it, it was staying.
So that’s this week’s bouquet. Last week’s lasted so well. I had no idea that clematis would do so great as a cut flower. And even though the alliums were well spent by the end of the week and had dropped their flowers, they are still pretty with just their seed heads exposed.
Last week was another great one for The Garden Appreciation Society. There were some great bouquets, from structured to wild and everything in between. I just love seeing what everyone chooses from their garden to showcase.
So, link up now and show us what you got!