In a Vase on Monday – Being Non-symmetrical

Yeah!  This week for In a Vase on Monday I am displaying flowers, not bought from a shop, or cut from the garden flower patch, but a little posy chosen from pots on my patio.   Whilst I was deadheading and I thought to myself there was no reason why I couldn’t arrangement a few in a small jug.

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I dug out a very pretty Royal Albert China cream mug from the cupboard – the pattern is called ‘moss rose’ which in itself is floral and eminently suitable.

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I arranged the posy in the jug very carefully and, because I have OCD tendencies, I tried to make it look symmetrical, but it didn’t work because with a handle one side and a pouring lip the other, the jug itself is not a uniform shape. Then having visited the many contributions to Rambling in The Garden’s weekly meme and seen how clever people are in their displays, I did a little rearranging.

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The more I looked at it, the more I realised that with the handle on one side, it would look a more interesting composition with the Angeliona pointing out the other, a bit like a teapot spout,  even though I say it myself, I’m quite pleased with the finished article!

The flowers used are Verbena ‘peaches and cream’, Angeliona ‘raspberry’ the colour picks up the roses on the jug, Achillea ‘terracotta’ (although looks more yellow to me!) and Lewisia Cotyledon.  Oh and I put in a few sprigs of Nemesia ‘Wisley Vanilla’ for added perfume.

I hope you like my non-symmetrical posy.  For some great ideas on arrangements please pop over to The Rambling Garden. 

Six on Saturday in Vivid Colour 30 June 2018

A regular Six on Saturday can leave a bit of a challenge when you only have patio pots.  I didn’t really do myself any favours last week when I posted close up photos of my pots, leaving me not a lot new photos to post this week.   However, always one for a challenge, the idea this week was to take macros of six carefully chosen flowers.

On downloading I realised I had the camera set on vivid colour mode – I love the exceptional bright colours so rather than edit them here are my Six on Saturday in vivid colour!

1.  Dahlietta ‘midi pinta’

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2.  Patio Rose ‘sweet wonder’

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3. Scaevola ‘euphoia blue’

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4. Gaillardia ‘Arizona sun’

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5. Fuchsia ‘genii’

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…and for a spot of cool colour on a hot June day:

6. Angelonia ‘’angelface’

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With thanks to The Propagator Blog for hosting this weekly meme.  Please use the link to his blog where you will see some wonderful photos of known and unknown plants shown by him and other contributors to Six on Saturday.