I feel so fortunate that I can just walk out my door and admire such beauty, and then capture the beauty and bring it inside with me.
Thanks to Cathy, over at Rambling in the Garden, there is a whole meme dedicated to the beauty that we capture from our gardens and put in vases to bring garden delights to other areas of our lives.
For today's vases, I was delighted to gather the following for my arrangements:
Belinda's Dream rose,
white bearded irises,
and ranunculus (as well as rosemary, not pictured here).
On top of that, after a bit of garage-saling last weekend, I purchased a basket perfect for collecting my cut flowers.
With so many cut flowers to choose from, I opted for two floral arrangements this week.
First, the romantic collection of pretty pink roses and pure white irises:
The Belinda's Dream rose was planted last fall and is already covered in blooms. I'm expecting a lot of pretty vases made from her flowers! The white irises were a pass along plant from a neighbor last year. My neighbor forgot what colors these irises were, so it was a pleasant surprise for them to turn out white after the other varieties of dusty pink, dark purple, yellow, and purple with yellow had already bloomed.
What a wonderful feeling it is to be able to cut your own roses from your garden!
My second vase is a bright and cheerful mix of ranunculus with some rosemary sprigs.
The ranunculus were fall-planted rhizomes that I wasn't sure would bloom, since I haven't had much luck with them in the past, at least in containers. However, they are doing very well in the ground!
Such pretty things!