By now you’ll know that I love growing veges but I also love growing flowers. It’s a real labour of love growing some of the more fiddly annuals like ‘Love Lies Bleeding’, some poppies and Bells of Ireland but I think it’s worth it though. I’ve had real triumphs like my Knautia plants and campanulas that are still thriving today and some failures; sunflower ‘Vanilla Ice’ that just wouldn’t strike and Alchemila Mollis of which I’m still nursing my one and only seedling from a whole pack. I still harbour a dream of my own Cutting Garden aka Sarah Raven. I bought a copy of The Cutting garden and was enthralled by the glossy pages and imagined myself making grand displays full of parrot tulips, maple branches and Smyrnium olustratum. The fact that I didn’t have a maple tree nor any parrot tulips and that I hadn’t even heard of Smyrnium olustratum didn’t phase me; I’m stubborn like that. However, as with most things in life, it all takes time and I realised that Starting Small was probably a good place to start. So my offering for this Monday’s Flowers in a Vase, as part of Cathy’s new meme at Rambling in the garden, is a Simple Arrangement of just four flowers; roses, daisies, mini agapanthus and feverfew.
Daisies make me smile!
Did you know that Feverfew can be used to treat a headache? Simply pick a couple of leaves and pop between two slices of brown bread and eat.
I have a soft spot for the mini agapanthus but their bigger brothers and sisters are like a weed in my garden!
I’ve written this post as part of Cathy’s new meme at Rambling in the garden. Pop over and see what others have chosen for their vases this Monday!