July yields many wonderful composite flowers: Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), Gloriosa Daisies (Rudbeckia hirta), Calendula (C. officinalis) and Zinnias; all of which have begun to flower in earnest in my garden. Naturally, I chose my sunflower pocket vase to display them.
I love the little starry florets that make up the centers– why should the ray florets get all the attention? I used a seeded head of dill as an anchor and filler to keep the flowers in place. It’s so sunny, I can’t but smile when I look upon this one.
I’ll share another arrangement I gave to a friend this week who generously shared some of her beautiful daylily plants with me. This one I put in my Moroccan pitcher.In addition to the Sunflowers and Gloriosa Daisies, there are cobalt blue Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus), purple Hosta, yellow Patrinia umbels, Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota), Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), yellow racemes of Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) Poppy seed pods (Papaver somniferum) and Brome grass (Bromus erectus).
In A Vase on Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Click the link to see arrangements made by other gardeners around the world.