|I tried to keep the arrangement airy but it could perhaps have used more splashes of white|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: blue and white Agapanthus, Coleonema album, Echium candicans 'Star of Madeira', Consolida ajacis (aka larkspur and Delphinium ambiguum), and Osteospermum '4D Silver'|
I managed to take out a small slice of one finger while cutting back the weed-like growth of Erigeron karvinskianus in the course of assembling flowers for this weeks' vases. This put a damper on my flower arranging exercise but my husband bandaged up my finger and I persevered to create a second vase, using flowers I'd had my eye on since last week.
|This was supposed to be the front of the vase but I changed my mind|
Those of you who've included peonies in recent arrangements know I suffer from a severe case of peony envy. I have 2 peony plants but the Itoh peony hasn't bloomed since the year I purchased it (in 2013!) and the Majorcan variety, which generally produces at least a single bloom, has produced none this year. So, when my hairdresser told me the market down the street from her shop had peonies, I treated myself to some. It's an IAVOM cheat but here's my third vase:
|The rose may be the queen of flowers but I think the peony is the empress. This vase is sitting in the kitchen window where I can admire the flowers many times a day but it didn't photograph well there.|
For more Monday vases, visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
And best wishes to all of you in the US for a happy Memorial Day holiday!
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