The cutting garden is still producing flowers by the bucket full which is marvellous as we have lots of celebrations at this time of year… Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries … you know how it goes. Even if it’s not a big event we still like to give a little gift to the hosts to say “Thanks for having us!” We know that a bunch of home grown flowers goes very well with a bottle of wine or two!
I must say that the annual flowers that I’ve grown this year have been brilliant. I’ve had a good few years to select my favourites and each year I choose a few new (to me) plants to try out.
Today we went to see a special lady who has been poorly for a while. She can’t have wine so I made a big jug of chicken soup and picked a nice fresh bunch of colourful flowers to help cheer her up. I picked Salvia viridis (pink/white/blue) Cosmos, dark blue Larkspur, Malva which are all long standing favourites of mine and Ammi. This one is new to me this year. I usually grow Ammi majus and this one is Ammi visnaga which is a much more sturdy plant I’ve found.
Each plant produces many flower heads which are flat and quite green at first. They soon become more dome shaped as the tiny white flowers open fully. I will most definitely be growing this one again.
I’m joining in with Cathy’s Link Party at Rambling in the Garden today. To see more just click the link to see what other bloggers are cutting for their vases this week – scroll down to the comments where each participant links to their own blog. Every one is welcome to join in.
What’s your favourite cut flower this year? I’d love to know.
Happy gardening! Gillian 😉