As rain and wind set in this week, pottering around the garden will be isolated to a few sorties and a lull this morning allowed me to pick a few small blooms. Cathy has gone 'Country Style' this week. As we post we link in under comments, and hence can see what others are posting.
What drives one to collect? Is it an innate quest to find the unusual, or just the quest for beauty? I shall ponder this. I've always collected as long as I can remember. I don't hoard or feel compelled to keep to keep collections after my interest wanes. My interest in cyclamen is still growing, so it was not surprising that I picked up a couple of cyclamen hederifolium with dark purple flowers, at the Rare Plant Fair at the Bishop's Palace this year.
The dark purple cyclamen hederifolium make their debut on IAVOM today. The blooms are about two thirds the size of the other cyclamen flowers.
Other silver sword leaved and other hederifolium blooms join in too.
My smallest triangular glass vases, and a perfume bottle divested of its stopper is about the right size too for the miniature arrangements.