This week's vase came as a spur of the moment idea to use some bits and pieces out of the garden. It had much to do with the fact that some plants needed a bit of deadheading. As the garden transitions into summer, things are looking a bit frowzy in places!
So I collected some odds and ends that I thought would combine well in a vase.
The centerpiece is, of course, a full-blown bloom of rose "Wollerton Old Hall". There is a fair amount of color variation with this variety (at least in my garden), and this bloom aged to nearly white with a little pink at the edges.
There are stems of Cerinthe major "purpurea"...
...and Eschscholzia californica, the California poppy, which is setting its long, slender seedpods...
Also there were some very non-descript bits of Convolvulus cneorum with fluffy seeds replacing the white flowers and pretty foliage nearly hidden in the mix.
Lavender stems were used, coming from both the newly planted Lavandula dentata and the established L. "Goodwin's Creek Gray".
And, yes, a single stem of pink sweet pea "Old Spice Mix" went in among the lavender.
There is, besides, a special first showing from a white lantana, recently added to the White and Silver Garden, where both its color and rugged capacity to bloom in dry conditions will be perfect for the spot.
And now I will go over to Rambling in the Garden to see what other vases are coming in from gardens this week - and especially Cathy's creations for the Big Day!
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 85 F (29 C)/Low: 57 F (14 C)