It’s the turn of the gladioli, although the dahlias and eryngium are still going strong. I feel blessed to be able to fill a vase with such a selection. It brightens up the house no end. These are all perennials, so I can take no credit. I do love this vase, origins unknown as it is unmarked.
My usual fillers flowers; antirrihnum and zinnia have not been great this year although the heleniums are doing well inspite of a sustained munching by the slimy hordes. Expect to see a more compact, golden yellow display next week.
I feel the need to disown the paint job on the wall behind the flowers. Not my work – another of the Bruce bodge jobs that proliferate here at the Gulag.
Do remember to stop by Cathy’s page to see the rest of this week’s vases.
It’s nice to see gladiolas in your vase. They’re beautiful.
Lovely, I had glads just like the pink ones in my former garden and they were a surprise. The Blue Thistle is a wonderful contrast. Happy Monday!
Oh what a striking vase and it must be even more striking seeing it in person, because of the scale of it. You have mentioned the Bruce bodge jobs so I really think you will have to elaborate now… 😉
I love the height that gladiolas provide in an arrangement. Your green variety is wonderful. I grew a “green” variety last year than turned out to be more of a lemon yellow. The glads I planted this year have yet to make an appearance.
Thanks Kris. The green gladioli is Green Star and is reliably green. We have had very heavy rain and high winds – not a great combination for most flowers and particularly gladioli, much safer in the vase 😉