May I post this and legitimately link it to Cathy's meme? Today she is putting her feet up after opening her garden, and has posted about this.
The Vase is a jug, the flowers are in it, but I took them for a friend. Well when I say a friend, Helen was my teacher for a few weeks, and at several workshops: mixed media painting, mosaic and buttons. I am posting on Monday!
Mr S and I had walked down to Helen's launch night for Open Studios a week or so ago. We had spied a lovely love token which we wanted to have to mark our anniversary, and which will have pride of place. I made a beeline, and made sure a little red sticker was added, and left the piece for others to admire, and I do believe that Helen received several commissions because of this.
Saturday saw torrential rain storms, and I had promised to collect the piece then. In between the torrents, I ran into the garden and picked these blooms, dethorned the roses and made a hand tied posy. Both of us are suffering from hayfever at the moment, which has meant few flowers in the house. I have so missed joining in with Kath's meme, that I thought I would take these roses for Helen, but first photograph them for my vase this week.
Princess Ann, Gertrude Jekyll and Munstead Wood Roses, with a little alchemilla mollis, leaves from my pot grown Hosta which this year is without holes as I put some copper tape round the neck of the pot, and some Valarian