Well, wildish. All loved by pollinators, bees particularly appreciate the open saucer shape of the rubekia and dahlia and are often found taking a quick power nap.
This vase also has resident wild life – can you spot it?
I had intended this vase just to be about the rubekias and eryngium but then everyone else wanted a spot too.
Do remember to ramble over to Cathy’s to see her’s and others vases too.
Have a good week 🙂
Is that a bee I see in the upper right corner of your first photo? If so, I hope it found its way outside at some point. I managed to bring a wasp into the house a week ago, which my husband elected to vacuum up as neither of us was willing to deal with a wasp 😦 Your colorful arrangement is lovely. I’m especially fond of the strawflowers.
It’s a spider. It can stay where it is unless it starts throwing webs across the room in which case it will have to take it’s chances with the Sunbury mob.
Oh I love the use of eryngium in your vase, Sharon, it really accentuates the open airiness somehow (sadly I have not been able to grow it here). I hadn’t twigged until Kris mentioned that the peachy blooms were probably helichrysums or similar – do you have a variety name for them? I have become a huge fan of them and they are so easy to grow. Overall, a lovely mix, and clearly (with a bit of close peering!) attractive to wildlife!
Thanks Cathy, Yes they are helichrysums, variety is salmon rose. I purchased the seeds from Chiltern as part of their peach melba cutting collection, sadly only one of the zinnia survived the slimy hordes and the phlox is more mauve than creme brulee but all part of the joys of gardening!
It’s not always easy to get single colours of some things, is it? Sorry your zinnias suffered – do you have a big slug and snail problem?
The slimy hordes have been relentless this year. Three pots of basil mown down overnight 🥲
Hmm, it’s intruguing to learn what their favourites are…
Absolutely anything. I’ve found them nestling in courgette flowers and nibbling the edges of aeonium leaves.
More snails here this year than slugs