Necessarily simple: dahlias and cornflowers


Although unusually I am not at work today, I still had to pick and arrange my Monday vase quickly and efficiently as The Brazilian and I were intending to go on a long bike ride through the Pentlands in training for our Coast to Coast race next weekend. The ‘Totally Tangerines’ were already picked and in this vase, as I’d cut them for this Instagram photo yesterday. All I had to do was add some cornflower buttons and a charming accompaniment, a cheerful beach hut, in celebration of the sun’s shining most wonderfully outside.

I think cornflowers are my favourite flowers for a vase this year.

In the end, The Brazilian pushed himself too hard at the gym and felt quite sick, so we cancelled the Pentlands trip and that meant I could …. garden instead.

In a Vase on Monday is hosted by the fabulous Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.



28 thoughts on “Necessarily simple: dahlias and cornflowers

  1. Oh the beach hut is a great prop and really echoes the blue of the cornflowers. And your lovely dahlias again – they really are gorgeous! Where will you cycle from and to for your coast to coast race and how many miles is it? And is it really a race – will you be cycling competitively? Hope it goes well πŸ™‚

  2. I love that Totally Tangerine dahlia, I will look out for it next year. So pretty with the cornflower. That is an ambitious cycle ride, it puts our 10 mile ride with the pub halfway seem rather weedy.

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