greentapestry : A Week Of Flowers 2021 - Day 7

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

A Week Of Flowers 2021 - Day 7

 My final flower for 'A Week Of Flowers' was going to be a snowdrop that is in flower today but the second named storm in as many weeks has decreed that it isn't a day to venture out to take a photo.  Instead another look back earlier to this summer when the above combination gave me much pleasure. The rose is 'Luisa's Daughter', a rose gifted to me from my sister and named by her in memory of Mum. It was my birthday about a month after Mum's death when this most lovingly chosen present arrived in the post as a bare root rose. Her first flowers appear in May and the last one of the year shed it's petals in late November this year.

In close proximity the beautiful thalictrum delavayi 'Splendide White' which is a hardy perennial. It grows quite tall and benefits from some support, flowers throughout summer and has attractive aquilegia like foliage too. It's only minus is the fact that it is so late to come through in the year so much so that I start to panic each year about it's welfare.

A huge bunch of virtual flowers must go to Cathy over at 'Words And Herbs' who has given us the chance to celebrate flowery memories as we head towards the shortest day of the year. Another season will be turning soon which is a most uplifting thought and I see that the good news that Cathy is planning a reunion next year. 


  1. I remember seeing your special rose before. What a thoughtful gift that was. It looks especially lovely next to your Thalictrum. I haven't had any success with Thalictrum here yet, but will try again next year. Too dry? Slugs? No idea what happened. Thank you for contributing to this 'event' Anna! It has been a real pleasure seeing your flowers. It has in fact been quite overwhelming with all the wonderful posts and feedback. Hope the storm isn't too bad, and I shall look forward to seeing your snowdrop on a more clement day. 😃

  2. I really like the combination of the Thalictrum and the rose. Your sister has chosen a very beautiful one to name for you and your mum.

  3. That is an incredible combination, Anna. I know how you feel about plants that take their time to bloom - I experience a similar panic regarding my dahlias almost every year ;)

  4. This is such a pretty, delicate combination made even more precious by the thoughtfulness behind it. I love Thalictrum but sadly only Elin loves it here! Hope all is well with you. Wishing you happy advent days xx

  5. An inspired combination. And the rose leaves look particularly healthy.

  6. You have snowdrops already? Lovely clean looking white flowers.


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