When I was tidying the garden last week, I found a bloom of Dahlia ‘Bacardi’, and placed it with a few brightly coloured friends, the last of the sweetpeas, some marigolds, geraniums and salvias, and placed the whole bohemian caboodle on our dining table. We have no lamps in this corner of the sitting room and it can be quite dark, so we often light candles at dinner time. Then I noticed how pretty the flame-coloured flowers looked in the candlelight, their harsh edges softened, and I leapt up for my camera and tripod.
At the opposite end of the room, looking all tidy and proper, is a hand-tied bouquet I made during an evening class at Narcissus Flower School, here in Edinburgh. I have three more classes approaching and can’t wait to show you the flowers I will bring home. On the other side of the wibbly looking glass is a stem of salvia ‘Love and Wishes’ that broke off and I couldn’t bear to throw away.
In a Vase on Monday is hosted by the fabulicious Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, and I recommend visiting her page to see links to all the vases created by garden bloggers across the world today.