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 🙂
15 thoughts on “Larkspur and Feverfew”
Hi Gillian, your vase this week is beautiful. I haven’t grown larkspur but, having seen yours, I can’t think why I don’t. They look fabulous in that white jug. They are definitely going on my list for next year. Your feverfew is lovely too – I grew the single flowered variety which I believe can be invasive but not, it would appear, in my garden because there’s been no sight of it this year. Elizabeth
They hit me like that too when I saw them on TV. What amazed me was the speed of growth… from seed to bloom in just 4 months. I also like the pretty single Feverfew with central yellow disks. Thanks for your comment.
The larkspur are scrumptious. It’s funny that I don’t even remember seeing plugs for them in my local garden centers this year – maybe our growers are shifting their stock to less water-hungry plants. In any case, I love seeing yours! (I envy you the rain too.)
I can’t remember seeing these in our local nurseries or garden centres either. They tend to supply compact perennial plants which flower quickly and look neat in a pot.
All my favourite country garden flowers are grown from seed by yours truly! Would you like me to send you some seed to try?
So beautiful Gillian. Great assortment of colors look perfect in the white pitcher. I’ve had no luck with larkspur so am happy to enjoy yours.
Thank you very much, they are lovely. I’m in flower heaven right now!
Beautiful. Thank you for your kind words regarding my efforts. I’m now off to add Larkspur to my list of flowers to grow for next year.
Thanks Gina. It seems once you have them they will self seed too. Woo Hoo!
Such a lovely graceful arrangement. They look perfect in the plain white jug. I love larkspur and once you have it, it will reseed every year.
Oh Good. I’m looking forward to more plants already. Thanks for your comment and info.
Great looking vase Gillian, I think the feverfew are a perfect companion they add a touch of lightness.
Thanks very much Jill
Oh that’s so funny, as I have just replied to your comment on my blog talking about my short larkspur – which I also saw on the BAC, although perhaps it was the variety you have which are certainly more striking than mine. But self seed? I didn’t know that – I was so thrilled to have grown mine from seed in the first place. Hmm, do I stick with Seven Dwarves or look out for Dwarf Hyacinth ones? Yours really do look lovely alongside that double feverfew – must look out for that too. Thanks for sharing
You are welcome Cathy.
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