A few weeks ago in this space I showed off a new vase – a milk vase circa 1930 – filled with purple dahlias. I thought I’d give the single colour design another go, this time with a white flower. Almost. I’ve had great success growing ‘Silvery Rose’ strawflowers (Xerochrysum bracteatum) this year – they’ve featured in almost every vase of cut flowers I’ve brought inside since mid-summer. With the help of a small metal frog at the bottom of the cup I was quite happy with this version as well. The flowers were cut and photographed around 8 a.m. on October 17, and held on for about three weeks in our cool dining room.
Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting IAVOM, a blogger meme now in its ninth year, and giving gardeners around the world an opportunity to share their flower designs.