This is the first vase from the plot this year. The roses are Gertrude Jekyll and Chandos Beauty, filled out with alchemilla mollis, flat leaf parsley (gone to seed), nigella, buds of chrysanth macrophyllum and a self-sown antirrinhum
Do call by Cathy’s to ramble around the rest of Monday’s vases.
This looks wonderful Sharon, and I love the inclusion of the gone-to-seed parsley. What a pretty shade of pink your antirrhinum is – I my try a few different varieties if I know I am going to get stronger plants from an autumn sowing, Your Gertude looks surprisingly pale in this picture, but perhaps it is a trick of the light…
The gone to seed parsley is a revellation and gives the plants a new lease of life.
The antirrinhum variety is apple blossom. I agree Gertrude is pinker in daylight.
It’s a beautiful arrangement, Sharon. I adore the gorgeous ‘Chandos Beauty’ rose.
Thanks Kris. Chandos is my all time favourite rose, looks gorgeous, smells divine and (touch wood) an easy grower.
The roses are lovely and the overall vase is just perfection itself.
That vase is sheer perfection in color, flower and I bet scent!