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Monday, 19 August 2019

In A Vase On Monday ~ The One That Nearly Got Away


My vase this week is one that missed being posted at the end of July. I'm not quite sure what happened at the time but thought it a shame to let it vanish into obscurity. All the flowers in it are still flowering today.

The contents are as follows :
  • Erigeron annuus - I first saw tall billowing clouds of this white daisy at Great Dixter a few years ago. I thought that it would be easy to raise from seed but my attempt last year didn't produce as much as a single daisy. Earlier in the spring I had an email from Special Plants Nursery  to say they had some small plants for sale including erigeron annus so I placed an order. My plants have been much more floppy and not as impressively statuesque as the ones I saw at Great Dixter but I'm quite taken with them. Whether they become nightmare self seeders remains to be seen.
  • The yellow daisy is anthemis tinctoria 'E.C. Buxton' taken from a cutting I took at a propagation workshop held in 2010 at local to me Bluebell Cottage Gardens And Nursery. This anthemis has attractive ferny green leaves and the long lasting flowers are a soft pale creamy-yellow.
  • An annual that I have not grown for a long time and I'm not sure why in the shape of nicotiana 'Lime Green'. Definitely on next year's to be sown list.
  • A new to me annual and also to be repeated next year is phlox drummondii grandiflora 'Isabellina'. The seeds were from Chiltern Seeds and were sown in the greenhouse in March.
  • The delicate white flowers of thalictrum delvayi 'Splendide White'. I bought this dappled shade loving perennial a couple of years ago or so and it's rapidly becoming a favourite.  It is sterile so has a long flowering period. I've still to work out how to support it properly and it will be moved further back in the snowdrop border next year.


As always a special thank you to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for hosting. I'm off to find pen and paper and go vase visiting. 


13 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I love the coffee coloured phlox Anna, one for next year. I haven't come across Erigeron annuus but Erigeron karvinskianus is a lovely self seeder.

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    1. Thanks Chloris. I was trying to think of how to describe the colour of the phlox and you have come up with the perfect answer :) I know just how well erigeron karvinskianus seeds! :)

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  2. Oh so beautiful. This just made me smile. I love those light lemony colors with the yellow. Like a cool summer day.

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    1. Welcome and thank you for your comment Angie. I'm glad that the flowers bought a smile to your face :)

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  3. That is so pretty and fresh. I saw those daisies at Great Dixter too and was very taken with them. Where did you find the seed, I didn't have any luck finding any. You would think daisies would be easy from seed wouldn't you but many things are tricky.

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    1. I can't remember offhand where I got the seed from Alison but it didn't germinate :( However if you are interested you are more than welcome to some seeds off my plants.

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    2. Oh yes please! And as always I'm happy to do a swap of anything you'd like. I have fresh orlaya seeds just now. They germinate best fresh.

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  4. I love the mix of delicate colors in this arrangement, Anna. I was enamored with the Thalictrum at first sight but sadly I'm well outside the acceptable climate boundaries to grow it.

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  5. What a great photograph...just above your stream I guess. The light is perfect for this delightful creamy and light arrangement. Love the cultivation notes too....going to tea with Derry soon. Its a first time visit to her garden! Will look out to see how the Erigeron annus looks like, if it is there.

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  6. I thought at first that it would be the vase that nearly fell off the wall, Anna! I am glad you found time to post it any way, as it is like a breath of fresh air amidst these warming-up-again days, especially against that cool and damp (well, it looks damp but not be) green background. I put in a few thalictrum a couple of years back but they are very slow to get going - was yours, or are mine just in the wrong place?

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  7. I love this vase Anna! I have anthemis t. on my list for autumn planting but not sure if I can find this particular one. The creamy phlox is also very pretty. :)

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.