Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Autumn posy


A posy I made for a friend's birthday recently. Any guesses at the 20 different flowers visible?
20 October: for those who want to know, in approximately clockwise sequence from the bottom, the plants are: Scabiosa 'Blue Butterflies'; Nigella papillosa ‘Midnight’; Cyclamen hederifolium; Symphyotrichum novae-angliae  'Helen Picton'; Hosta yingeri; Symphyotrichum novae-angliae  'Primrose Upward' Symphyotrichum novi-belgii  'Beechwood Charm'; Diascia rigescens; Plectranthus argentatus; Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Orangefields' (pale), 'JS Caliente'; Lathyrus 'Matucana'; Dahlia 'Dark Desire'; Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow'; Aconitum 'Spatlese'; Pennisetum setaceum; Allium hookeri; Symphyotrichum 'Ochtendgloren'; Symphyotrichum novae-angliae  ‘Rosa Sieger’; Colchicum 'Glory of Threave'; Fuchsia 'Ian Storey'

8 comments:

  1. Would you mind sharing what variety of nigella that is? At least I'm guessing it's nigella!

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  2. Are Asters and Campanula in there? Note to myself: I must get some asters with bigger heads for next year.

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  3. Colchicum, Aconitum, Fuschia, Nigella, Scabiosa, Aster, Bergenia, Sweet Pea, Dahlia, Chrysanthemum, Salvia, Pennisetum (alopecuroides?), Allium, some variety of Persicaria in the back, Nerine next to Nigella? So, 15 I can spot? Not going to try for varieties or species. Nope.

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  4. Agastache, Persicaria, Salvia, Aconitum, Pennisetum, Diascia, Lathyrus, Chrysanthemum, Aster probably including 'Purple Dome' and 'La Moutiere', Dianthus, Dahlia, Allium, Nerine, Nigella, Colchicum, Scabiosa, Fuchsia does that up the ante?

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  5. Is the Nerine actually a Hosta?

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  6. What a beautiful bouqet! Lovely combination of colors.

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  7. Yes indeed. We were all too busy naming the flowers!

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