I thought that my Lenox porcelain ‘Daffodil’ vase would be nice to hold white daffodils and a few other white flowers currently in my garden for a soft, romantic look. Which led me to remember that this is wedding season.
Then, I realized that it is our own (32nd!) wedding anniversary this week, something we tend to celebrate with little fanfare. I dug out the Lenox porcelain swan that was our cake topper to display along side the arrangement.
For our wedding day, it had a small floral arrangement in it, which looked lovely, but with the floral foam soaked in water, it ended up being too heavy for the top tier of the cake, so had to be displayed in front of the cake instead! Luckily, the caterer’s quick-thinking saved the day, by taking a few blossoms from the table arrangements and artfully decorating the top of the cake.
The jacquard print tablecloth is French linen brought back as gift from a friend who visited France many years ago.
I believe the double daffodil cultivar, left, is Narcissus ‘White Marvel.’ The other two in the above photo are N. ‘Pueblo’ on the left and N. triandrus ‘Thalia’ on the right.
The bottlebrush blooms of Fothergilla gardenii are sweetly scented, as are N. ‘Thalia,’ adding to the romance.
I’ve used frothy-white candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) as a filler flower along with false bleeding heart (Corydalis ophiocarpa) with its lacy foliage and zipper-like racemes. I love the silvery, glaucous foliage of this plant, but it is a rampant self-sower, so I have learned to limit it to the periphery of the garden.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.