In a Vase on Monday: Weird and Wonderful

So many weird and wonderful shapes in my vase this week!

Stately Heuchera, upright Allium,  silvery white Lavender, tall Teucrium hircanum, fresh foliage of Persicaria (‘Lance Corporal’), hairy Clematis tangutica seed heads, wiry Russian Sage (Perovskia) just before flowering, huge round globes of Cephalaria gigantea (looks like giant Scabiosa), curvy Willowherb, fluffy Melica ciliata, and the beautiful Daucus carota ‘Dara’ in its shades of pink (also not fully open yet, but I just couldn’t wait to pick one!).

Do visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, and see what is in her vase today. And my apologies to Blogspot bloggers last week – I had difficulties posting comments, but your vases were – as always – wonderful! 🙂


46 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Weird and Wonderful

  1. Love these verticals…such abundance. Love the colour palette of lemons and pink/purples. This vase should last days since most are in bud.

    • The white Daucus carota are almost open in the hedgerows now too, but have rarely moved into the garden. This pink one that I grew from seed still has the distinctive spot in the centre, and I love it!

  2. It’s a wonderful and eclectic collection, Cathy! My favorite is the Allium, yet another plant I’ve found difficult to grow in my part of the world. I need to find a local source for that wonderful Cephalaria, which might be willing to make a home in Southern California.

    • The Cephalaria is a pretty tough plant Kris, so I think it might cope with your weather but I wonder if it would flower for so long. Good luck! 🙂

  3. From my view, you haven’t begun to hit weird! What is blowing my mind is cultivars of Queen Anne’s Lace, a roadside weed where I come from – and so very lovely! The vase is wonderful.

    • And that particular weed (which I adore!) will not grow in my garden, so I looked for seed and could only find this pink one! I love it! 🙂

    • It took ages and ages for the Daucus to germinate, so I more or less ignored it and suddenly it appeared! Once it is a few inches high it is really robust and rooted quickly. I shall let them go to seed and hope for more next year! 🙂

  4. Have a wonderful week Cathy. I must make up a vase from my yard that will look like yours, as we celebrate America’s Independence Day with a BBQ and friends. Wildflowers such as Queen Anne’s Lace with cut Lilies from my yard as well as others in bloom.

  5. Oh much in the way of loveliness there Cathy. I must try cephalaria. Have never seen it for sale so I will check the seed catalogues.

    • The Cephalaria takes up quite a lot of space but is such a great plant! It has really got settled now – it must be its third year. I do hope you find one Anna. 🙂

  6. I think your “wild” arrangement is the perfect summer bouquet! Summer always feels more free of structure, and here you go! It’s lovely, Cathy!

    • I agree Brian. I only heard of it a few years ago and it is perfectly suited to the corner of my rockery. I must post a picture of it soon!

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