Rambling in the Garden . I was so enthusiastic after looking at some of last week's vases that I nearly ran out and cut one midweek. But I decided to wait till Sunday so here it is now: grass plumes, autumn sage, and a little perovskia.
My garden is so new that, frankly, there isn't much in it yet. But happily, there are a few flowers to pick. All the plants are still quite small so this is a tiny vaseful.
The Pink Muhly plumes have burst into many little stars and make a hazy mist round the Autumn Sage. One little sprig of Perovskia was added for good measure. That is about all that is actually blooming at the moment, and I hesitate to cut foliage while the plants are settling in. The vase itself is one I created - handthrown on the potter's wheel and glazed in copper green with a flow glaze down to the shoulder. I need to use that combination a little more.
Another shot of the "Regal Mist" Pink Muhly seedplumes...
I have always loved flower arrangements but never learned to create them, so perhaps the occasional (frequent?) Monday vase will spur me to better attempts, as well as encouraging me to grow some cutting flowers in the garden. I hope so! Happy Monday!