Working on an arrangement. Opium poppy seed heads are interesting and sculptural, adding contrasting height and interest to the other flowers ...... many thanks to Elena Moses for the photo.
Another happy juxtaposition of self seeded plants that work well together, and which can be incorporated into bunches for sale. I think plants should probably have copyright!
Luzula nivea with a Geranium 'Nicola' in happy cohabitation. When I am taking a break from picking and working, I look around me and see how plants have grown together and take careful note. Without wishing to sound hideously pompous I take HUGE inspiration from the art of nature, transfering what I see to how I put flowers together for sale. In this case the Luzula last well in water, the geranium less well, so it would have to be the sort of the thing that might be put together for a party where no-one was looking for the flowers to last a week.
Another wonderful plant. Vast white blooms that mellow to a pale green. In my garden it is growing in friendly co-existence with Persicaria. I didn't have to do anything else but put them together in a vase and they looked fab.
I have been a bit snooty about Asters .......... until now that is, these are just the most gorgeous little cheery fluffy flowers out! They feel very fragile when you first pick them, but are sturdy enough and transported well from field to vase, and last a good five days once arranged.
ammi visnaga anenome st piran bullace cold weather getting started green roofs green shoots hmmmm oh is it raining? no the sky is blue! oh look! it seems to be raining again ... pasithea caerulea ranunculus picotee pink ranunculus picotee pink development .. scabiosa caucasica scabiosa stellata 'sternkugel' sowing seeds the weather mostly .. the weather of course!