Yes, before anyone smirks, I know you don’t spell Aquilegia like that! 😛 But I want to draw your attention to how pretty they look when floated in aqua – water. 🤗
I am sure some of you have seen hellebore flowers floated; their faces so often point downwards when in a vase, but in this way we can see the intricate petals and stamens. The same goes for Aquilegias, and all the details of their pretty faces are revealed.
I started off in this garden with a couple of special Aquilegias… names long forgotten, and a packet of seeds, and this is the pretty mix I now have. 😃
I added some Pulsatilla seedheads and think they rather look like sea creatures, floating alongside the flowers.
You can find other Monday vases at Rambling in the Garden, where Cathy, our host, invites us to share a vase of flowers from our gardens. Thank you Cathy! 🤗
Wishing you all a week of happy moments in your gardens.
Your way of displaying your aqualegia is perfect: their individuality be admired easily and the addition of the seeds heads from the Pulsatillas is perfect.
Thank you Noelle. I shall be adding Pulsatilla seedheads to everything now as I just can’t resist them!
😃 I have tried floating all sorts of flowers and these are one of the (few!) successes. (Sunflowers work too.)
How inspiring! Thanks Cathy 💐
😃 Thanks and have a lovely day Val!
Oh yes, I see your very good point.
😃 Thanks Rosie!
For some reason there was no option to comment directly on your post today, Cathy, but it was OK when I went through Reader – very odd, and I am not aware of it happening before. The aquilegia heads looks so effective displayed this way, something I wouldn’t even have thought of – and I am glad you told us what the green fuzzy things were!! It’s ages since I have grown any aquilegia from seed but fortuntately all of the ones I grew are still staying true to their origins
Thanks for alerting me to that Cathy. It seems the new browser I used doesn’t allow wordpress cookies and ads, which caused all sorts of problems! So I am back to my old browser again! Anyway, my aquliegias are slowly mingling with each other to produce attractive colours and I will keep an eye on the purple ones which I have found tend to get the upper hand!
Glad you got that sorted – for a number of weeks I was seeing adverts in all my own posts, but thankfully that seems to have stopped now
What a brilliant idea ! They all look so pretty in water. Your message was in my spam box and I was informed that there’s a dangerous link in your article. Have a good week Cathy
Thanks Judith. Yes, I had used a different browser that doesn’t allow cookies etc, so have had all sorts of issues and have now reverted back to the old browsr again! LOL! (Keeps the little grey cells active at least! 😉)
Oh I’ve never thought of floating aquilegia flowers Cathy and how eye-catching they look with the pulsatilla flowers seedheads. It’s interesting to see the progeny of aquilegias over the years. I’ve ended up with colours I’ve never sown. Sometimes I will remove them but more often than not they are most pleasing 😂
Yes, I have wondered if the purple one actually came in the seed mix I sowed or is the result of them mingling with their comrades! In any case, the purple will not be allowed to get the upper hand in this garden!
I like this and there was no smirking from Florida. I really love the Pulsatilla a wonderful texture. My mother and I tried for years to grow Aquilegia further north – to no avail. there are some native to Florida..hmm.
Interesting… I know that if you want to grow them from seed here they need to be exposed to the cold first.
They may be native further north of me. Florida gets frost in the northern part of the state.
A clever title for a clever way of displaying your pretty Aquilegia flowers, Cathy. The Pulsatilla seedheads were a nice touch too, although I confused them with the flowers of Phylica pubescens (aka featherhead) at first.
Oh yes, I looked at some photos of the Phylica and see the resemblance. I love these seedheads and may have to pick a few more….. 😉
Clever idea for the title of your post. They do look beautiful floating in the water. I need to plant more Aquilegia. They seem to have a short life, but I so enjoy their beauty. ❤
Thanks Beth. Yes, aquilegias are a lovely surprise each spring. I see them as an added bonus in between the perennials and they usually pop up in a different spot to last year!
Oh, Cathy. This is a lovely display. The glass bowl filled with water adds to the ethereal mix of blooms. Stunning.
Thank you Alys! The look so much prettier this way than in a vase. 😃
Such a great way to display aquilegia, Cathy. They look lovely and the pulsatilla is a great addition. I need to buy seeds this year and grow some of these pretty colors. I had oodles of our native one, but honestly prefer these colors.
Yes, your native one is really pretty, but all the pastel colours of these A. vulgaris are romantic and nostalgic (and go well with peonies😉).
Love this way of displaying your wonderful flowers!
Thank you Donna! 😃
Very pleasing display!
Hey, that is cool! I would have guessed that they would flop over and float on one side.
😃 They only last a few days though, and then start falling apart.
Do they not do that anyway? It seem to me that individual flowers do not last long even in the garden.