Monday, 24 June 2019

In A Vase On Monday - The Mellow Yellows

Hello Everyone

Somebody opened the floodgates here today and we've had torrential rain, with thunder and lightening thrown in for good measure. So you might just spot a raindrop or two on the foliage in my vase.
I asked my husband to cut a few of his climbing roses, 'Arthur Bell', happily before the heavens opened, and he very kindly obliged. It is claimed that this climber grows to fifteen feet (5m) but I think that's a miscalculation - ours is now way past that height despite hubby cutting it down, by a lot, every year.
It's a stunning golden yellow rose with a powerful scent which, if it wasn't for the height, makes it the perfect cut flower.
Tucked away and almost hidden from sight is a couple of tiny roses, rosa xanthina 'Canary Bird'. I first spotted this rose whilst on holiday on the Isle of Wight where it was being grown as a standard. I thought the single, bright yellow flowers, were delightful but it was the fern-like foliage that really caught my - very different from every other rose in my garden. Of course, I had to have one but ours is not grown as a standard, instead it is rambling along our fence and through a honeysuckle which also has yellow flowers.

For foliage, I've added lady's mantle, alchemilla mollis, and myrtle, Myrtus apiculata 'Glanleam Gold'.
As you might guess from the name, this should be a variegated shrub - gold and green variegated - but parts have reverted to just dark green. I will cut out the reverted stems eventually but, for now, I'm happy to pick it as it is to use in my arrangements.

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.


cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful array of sunshine flowers Elizabeth, just what's needed on this awful rainy day. We have escaped the thunder and lightening thankfully, but we have what my Dad called "wet rain", the type that drizzles and soaks you through. I wonder when Summer will arrive lol, Kate x

Cathy said...

Artur Bell is really glowing, isn't he? How intriguing about the height -15ft+ is rather overdoing it! Canary Bird has such intriguing foliage, reminding us that rose foliage isn't always exactly the same. Your jug has just the right shades to show the contents off perfectly

Kris Peterson said...

A fern-leaved rose! That's magical, Elizabeth. Your golden rose is glorious too. And I love your sweet vase.

sandra d said...

Lovely and summery.

Sandra H said...

So pretty l do like to see cut flowers from ones own garden and you do display some really beauties thank you for sharing them and hopefully we will get some sun and not the rain you have had hopefully no damage enjoy your day xx

dutchess said...

Bear owes that have just cheered me up as it’s bucketing down with rain’s really chilly and I have even popped the heating on ...just sitting down to watch the tennis....xxxx