Monday, 12 August 2019

In A Vase On Monday - Bold, Bright and Clashing

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday we had torrential rain, today we have the sunshine. It's the type of weather that means we have a lot of lush green growth in the garden, but it's ruined the roses and there are altogether fewer flowers to pick than a month ago.
 I did go looking for anything that was red and/or pink to fill this very colourful jug, a recent gift from my husband, but there were none - well, there was one very sad red rose, 'Faithful', and a spray of pink 'Felicia' most of which have balled because of the incessant rain. I then thought of confining my choice to all white so went off to cut what cosmos 'Cupcakes' and malva moschata 'Alba' had survived. Sadly, they too have suffered and there was nowhere near enough to do justice to the jug.
What there are though, are: oranges, crocosmia 'Okavango', agastache 'Apricot Sprite' and self-seeded marigolds calendulas; blue, centaura montana; purples, verbena bonariensis - both the self-seeded 'Lollipop' and our most recent acquisition, v. rigida; and there was even a few yellow roses, 'Amber Queen'. My husband loves bold, bright, clashing colours in the garden - the bigger and bolder the better, so I went with what we've got and picked the biggest, brightest, boldest, clashiest bunch of flowers I could find.
I'm happy to report that hubby is delighted.

Linking this post to Cathy's meme In A Vase On Monday on Rambling in the Garden and joining with many others who share whatever they have found to put in a vase this week. If you have filled a vase today I'm sure you would be very welcome to join in too.

10 comments:

Cathy said...

Well there you go, if hubby wants vases that delight him you need to have a place to keep the vases themselves: point made! I have had more than one bright and brash vase this season and actually thought this might be the line I was going down today, before I got sidetracked onto blue and white. When the weather is dodgy it is making do with what you can find that counts and you have made a cheery vase from yours - thanks fro sharing it

the running wave said...

I like nothing better than bright clashing colours! What a lovely vase with a brilliant palette! Mine is a little more subdued this week! Amanda https://therunningwave.blogspot.com/2019/08/an-airy-vase-on-monday.html

cuilliesocks said...

What a gorgeous vase Elizabeth, I love the bold colours and design, great choice by your husband.
Beautiful floral display too which complements the vase.
Much the same weather here too, Kate x

Stasher said...

I love those bright colours together. Its when you get similar colours that don't quite match up that there can be some disharmony. I love the apricot and purple combo.

Kris Peterson said...

Your did a nice job finding colorful blooms to complement that cheerful vase, Elizabeth. I envy you the rain - we're unlikely to see any of that until winter arrives.

Thshrubqueen said...

I love a good mix that reflects the garden and the jug.Lovely.

Rita said...

Hi Elizabeth. What a beautiful gift to receive and I bet he enjoyed seeing it filled with such gorgeous flowers. The colours are so stunning together. See you tomorrow my friend. Hugs Rita xx

Cath said...

just lovely and welcoming

Annette said...

Hi Elizabeth, what a cheerful jug and posy, the essence of summer! Now that I see where you live I'm not surprised you don't suffer from heat and drought. Don't think I'd be really willing to trade in our long summers for a lusher garden under those circumstances ;) . Happy summer days, Annette

Sandra H said...

So pretty Elizabeth x