In a Vase on Monday – Pretty Pink


I don’t think I have blogged a Monday Vase for a few weeks so I made a concerted effort this weekend to put something together.  The theme is pink and started with the Geranium palmatum which are huge this year.  Luckily I planted most of them at the top of the garden under the bamboos as they have become very triffid like.  The pink is just so vibrant it was hard not to use it.  I added some Granny Bonnet Aquilegias in shades of pink and purple.  They seem to flower earlier than the ones with long spurs and flower earlier.  I don’t know how long they will keep their flowers in the vase as they are already going over.  I also added a Digitalis purpurea mainly because I don’t want it to seed as I am trying to restrict the foxgloves to white ones.  Also a couple of stems of a very dark Astrantia which I have lost the label to and some sprigs of Cornus for a little foliage interest.

For more Vases on a Monday ramble over to Cathy’s


8 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s lovely. Beautifully coordinated, but has an informal air to it.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Rachel

      Just like me – I joke of course!

  2. Noelle says:

    Its great to pick posies from the garden, yours is lovely. I shall post mine later today. The garden seems to be enjoying this weather.

  3. Looking lovely Helen…a wonderful combo of blooms and foliage.

  4. Cathy says:

    I love Geranium maderense/palmatum (whatever). I used to have big clumps outside my living room in Ireland and I miss them. So nice to see them in your arrangement – brings back good memories. A lovely vase but it is the very ‘ordinary’ Cornus and foxgloves that make it extraordinary. You have an excellent eye!

  5. Cathy says:

    It’s been a long task catching up with everybody’s vases – and I had to smile when I saw your title! Of course it is full of things I love so was a surefire favourite. Thanks for sharing

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Cathy
      yes funny we both went for pink this week

  6. I love how you and Cathy both did pink but so very different from each other!

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