My Monday vase had to wait till Tuesday for posting, which is too bad as it was something of a climax for my young garden. A whole bowl full of roses...
...with accents of lantana, which I'm finding a very useful plant. I think I am coming to terms with the foliage scent as well, and I went so far as to buy a new one for the East Border.
I love the way the roses were able to nestle in among the lantana heads.
Almost all the roses are from a single bush: Crown Princess Margareta.
A bud or two of Wollerton Old Hall found a way into the mix, but are more or less invisible. St. Swithun sent in a couple of buds as well, but they are in a bud vase instead as their pink did not combine satisfactorily with the peach and yellow tones which make up the arrangement.
So I am very pleased: a whole bowl from my first year rose bush! I hope next year goes as well. I didn't even count the roses in bloom on the bush. There were plenty!
Enough to tumble over the edge of the bowl just a little...
This is another of my handthrown bowls, stoneware with a tin-white glaze and a little rubbing of iron oxide around the rim. It is a sturdy size and shape, but I think it sets off the roses well. Margareta's colours are delicate, but she is a very richly petalled rose.
And a bit of good news (for me, at any rate): I am finally able to comment on WordPress blogs again; a big thank you to all of you who helped get me back into WP's good graces! Ed. ...or maybe not, as I seem to have lost another comment when linking for this post...!
And a special thank you, as always, to Cathy for hosting the Monday Vase meme!
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