After last Monday's pink roses, I had plans for an all white arrangement today.
But The Alnwick Rose is now in full bloom.
And there were some luscious reds from William Shakespeare 2000.
As well, an additional shot of pink from James Galway.
White did arrive, thanks to The Generous Gardener.
And the vase is white. It is one of my older pieces, handthrown in stoneware clay. The glaze uses tin oxide to create the classic soft white hues.
I was happy to be able to add just-open plumes of Muhlenbergia capillaris "Regal Mist". It was nice to drape the roses in a haze of grass flowers.
Along with the muhly grass, I used a few sprigs from the newly-purchased grass Bouteloua gracilis "Blonde Ambition". They added a second vertical element, which was good as the muhly grass stems are rather tall.
There is some additional white supplied by clusters of lantana.
Other elements include a stem of Penstemon pseudospectabilis "Coconino County", still with a few blooming stems in October!
There is also a stem of Jasmine foliage, and a large cluster of culinary oregano, complete with tiny white flowers amid the curiously heavy bracts.
So the queen of flowers redesigned the vase entirely!
Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden! Do check her blog to see what flowers have graced other vases from gardens around the world today!
Weather Diary: Light rain; High: 89 F (32 C)/Low: 68 F (20 C); Humidity: 26%-45%