Cathy who hosts this weekly gathering of bloggers posting flower arrangements from our own gardens, has a wonderful way with words and her post this week talks about sultery summer nights...yes haven't they been hot! In the heat of the afternoon why not spend a few moments looking at what we have come up with.
Mornings have been much cooler...so early mornings are a deliciously peaceful time to be out in the garden.
A few days ago Alison posted a small beautifully crafted miniature arrangement on facebook, and I added a suggestion to her page that maybe I would stretch myself, and come up with a small trifle for this week's IAVOM.
At first I thought it would be tricky to find something small and dainty but I persevered. This morning, when looking at all the little pieces I picked last night, I had too many to choose from and the arrangement looked rather congested. I have made two...but I am only showing one. The hardest part was posing the arrangement and taking a picture!
The small flowers fitted in my 'snowdrop' vase and is made up of camomile: Chamaemelum and lovely pale green delicate fern shaped leaves of Pseudofumaria alba or Corydalis ochroleuca, both of which were from Alison, fern Asplenium trichomanes or Maidenhair spleenwort, and stems from a very small scabiosa. I'm not sure what type it is, it is very small and had been struggling to grow surrounded by some thugs. The small pale yellow flowers are from Achillea x lewisii 'King Edward', an alpine sized achillea.
It is such a joy to wake up early whilst it is still cool, and potter around quietly. The light may be a little weak, but it is still cool enough, to take pictures in the conservatory. This little arrangement will be there on the breakfast table this morning, but will be moved onto the coffee table before the sun has heated up the area.