Monday, 17 August 2015

In A Vase On Monday - I Love Rock 'n' Roll

Hello Everyone,

It's Monday again and that's the day we get to join in with Cathy's meme, In A Vase On Monday. Admittedly it is late now but I've been out in the garden for hours working my way through a list of jobs that were long overdue. What's more, after the horrible weather we've had so far this summer, it was a real pleasure to get out there and actually enjoy just being in the garden again. And, of course, I found some time to cut the flowers for this week's vase while out there.
My first choice was this beautiful rose. Grandiflora Rose 'Rock 'n' Roll' is a striking striped rose of white, cream, red and cherry stripes and it's fragrant too. The name of the rose prompted me to take this book, A Photographic History by Nick Yapp, down from the shelf and open it out at a page of photos of rock idols of the fifties. I remember them so well.


I don't usually like big overblown roses but I do love 'Rock 'n' Roll' hence the title of this post.
To compliment the rose I added Achillea 'Cassis' - much more cherry coloured than it looks in the photo - dill, Anethum graveolens, and honeysuckle, Lonicera 'Gold Flame'. I did have my eye on a larger spray of honeysuckle but a big beautiful busy bee seemed to have a prior claim so I had to settle for this smaller one.

I also found some cherry coloured Lithrum 'Robin' that I thought would look good in  the vase and added a few poppy seed heads just because I like them.















Finally, I couldn't resist adding a couple of white Pelargoniums around the base of the arrangement just as a finishing touch.

If you liked my vases this week, you might like to pop over to Rambling In the Garden where you can see Cathy's vintage mood arrangement.

8 comments:

Kris Peterson said...

Very pretty, Elizabeth! I don't usually like the striped roses but I like 'Rock 'n' Roll' a lot.

Greta said...

What a gorgeous rose & beautiful bouquet!

myhesperidesgarden said...

We've both been able to go out into the garden this week but for different reasons; for you it's stopped raining but for me it has cooled down and at last it is a pleasure to be outside again. Very pretty arrangement.

ramblinginthegarden said...

That's an amazing rose, although I am not sure I can imagine a whole bushful of them! The other blooms work well with it - love the achillea and having just bought one I hope I can get it to bloom as I have struggled with them before. I am enjoying the book you sent, by the way!

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful flowers hugs Carole x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous flowers Elizabeth, you must have an amazing garden! Cathy x

Stasher said...

I am finding all sorts to cut and add to vases thanks to this meme. I love your vase, and the addition of the white geraniums is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Hannah said...

I love and collect striped roses, but I don't have that one. It is big and fluffy, and so elegant with the darker Cassis. I like the spiky additions of the Lithrum and the poppy seed heads too.