Six things for a vase on Saturday

Despite the rather dank and grey days here at the end of November, Carol has still managed to bring together flowers and foliage from the garden to brighten up the house.

In this arrangement we have six for Saturday; two varieties of autumn flowering chrysanthemums (purchased from Sarah Raven but varieties now unknown), the rose ‘Simply the Best’ which is still throwing out new blooms despite the cold, the Viburnum bodnantense which just started to flower and will flower in the garden throughout the coldest days of the winter, the yellow autumn foliage of the Hornbeam and finally the deep purple leaves of Cotinus coggygria.

Although very pretty and a wonderful winter scent in the garden, we must admit that the fragrance of Viburnum bodnantense has proved rather over powering inside the house and is perhaps best left in the garden!

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Viburnum bodnantense
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Rose ‘Simply the Best’

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3 thoughts on “Six things for a vase on Saturday”

  1. I have a hunch that by this time next year I will be posting the odd Chrysanthemum pic. Dahlias and Asters are all over and the Chrysanths still going. Perhaps the thing to do with the viburnum is just to use a single bloom? It’s a powerful pong outdoors.

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  2. Great balance of colour in that vase. What I really love in addition, are the withering hornbeam at the bottom of the arrangement, giving it a distinct autumn tone. Very lovely! Wish I could smell the viburnum.

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