Weeks 41 and 42: Not quite gone to seed

A month’s hiatus means that the incredible lushness of the garden has gone undocumented.  The rush of August weddings and events, and September travel, means I have come back to a slightly desiccated although still verdant garden where the dahlias and abutilon are going wild, the vegetables reaching the end of their life, and trees […]

Week 40 – Not everything in the garden is dahlias

Wedding work and the hot weather are wreaking a little bit of havoc with my fine tuned plan for one arrangement per week. There is still plenty blooming in the garden chiefly dahlias but some scattered annuals and perennials like loosestrife (captured in a pot), clematis, snapdragons, Alstromeria, agastache, abutilon, fuschia and the like, many […]

Week 30: A Lilac vignette

It’s lilac season, or the end of lilac season as my lilacs are showing their age. Nonetheless, I thought a vignette featuring lilacs was/is in order. I only wish you could smell them too! Two elements of the vignette – The narrow green vase with allium, ladies mantel and columbine. The smallest element, with a […]