Rose hips, lavender, and senna flowers... Today's vase is a fairly casual mix of things that caught my fancy while I was out in the garden.
Rose "Wollerton Old Hall" proved to have quite a few hips on it. I rarely notice them because they are not overly bright, but when I went hunting in the bush I found a nice handful and could have had many more.
There is plenty of yellow from Senna nemophila, which is the most floriferous plant in the garden at the end of January.
And Lavandula dentata supplied a small cluster of fragrant stems.
I used one of my handthrown stoneware vases; the dark brown glaze seemed appropriate to the rusticity of the plant material.
It is back to slow internet here, and uploading photos takes hours, so I am happy to get today's vase posted at all! But it is always refreshing to have a few flowers tucked into a vase as the week begins, so many thanks to Cathy for this wonderful meme!
Cathy (Tuesday, 31 January 2017 06:06)
I love the soft focus of that last photo Amy - so pretty. And the senna is such a good filler for the rose hips and lavender - they make a great combination. Thanks for sharing
Cathy (Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:13)
Very pretty Amy. It is lovely seeing lavender in flower while it is but a dream here in winter!
Kris P (Tuesday, 31 January 2017 18:33)
It's another pretty mix, Amy. I don't know why I never think of using rose hips...
FYI, I finally collected seed from my Barleria obtusa. If you'd still like to try planting it from seed, e-mail me your address at kspeterson100 at msn dot com and I'll send some on.
Jane (Wednesday, 01 February 2017 02:34)
Lovely pictures, Amy. Your vase is beautiful. And I love the structure and contrast of the arrangement.
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 01 February 2017 12:12)
Cathy@Rambling in the Garden - Yes, the Senna is a very good filler; your comment last week encouraged me to use it again this time, and I'm glad I did. It lasts well and that faint chocolaty smell is wonderful at mealtimes... ;-)
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 01 February 2017 12:15)
Cathy@Words and Herbs - It's special having lavender any time of year, but I'm glad to send some along for winter... ;-) Thanks, Cathy!
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 01 February 2017 12:17)
Kris - I've hardly used them myself, especially as most of mine aren't very bright! But I like them when I do use them. I've emailed you and it seems to have gone through correctly; thanks so much, Kris :)
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 01 February 2017 12:21)
Thanks so much, Jane! I think a little less color let me work with the structure more... ;-) I've been over to your blog a couple of times, but I can't get the photos loaded in - just a problem of slow internet on my end, nothing more, but I'm looking forward to seeing your pics... when I can!