Earlier this year a friend brought me a gift of a glass filled with Ranunculus she had grown. I returned the glass on the weekend, filled with a few of the flowers she had admired in my garden.
Verbena bonariensis,; Stock (Matthiola incana) ‘Vintage Brown;’ Calendula ‘Festive Mix,’ Straw Flower (Bracteantha bracteata) ‘Silvery Rose,’ seed heads from Nigella ‘Midnight,’ and a few short, bolted spinach stalks. I’ve discovered the Straw Flowers close at night and don’t start to open until the day is bright or sunny – the flowers for this vase were collected quite early in the morning.
Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting IAVOM and giving gardeners around the world an opportunity to share their flower designs.