It’s lashing it down with rain here today. It’s good for the garden! Luckily I had already cut some flowers and they were standing on my studio verandah waiting patiently in buckets full of water. So I’ve arranged and photographed the flowers indoors for a change.
This is the first time I’ve grown Larkspur. I saw them on The Big Allotment Challenge on TV last summer and knew I just had to try them. These are ‘Dwarf Hyacinth Flowered’ and I’m delighted with them so far. It seems that they just produce one flower stalk covered in fine leaves. The stems are hollow but very sturdy and they last a long time in a vase. They are much shorter than most Larkspur plants growing to about 45cm / one and a half feet maximum.
I’ve added a few stems of Feverfew … this is the double flowered one just to add a light touch to the bunch. I’ve put them on my kitchen window sill so that I can see them whilst I’m busy in these. Close up the flowers are amazing, some have green veining and even the Feverfew has a green tinge to the centre of each tiny flower.
I’m linking with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden today for her Monday Flowers event. Please join in if you can.
Hope the sun is shining for you! Gillian 🙂