Sweetbriar in a vase on Monday

In a vase this Monday, sweetbriar and lilac are smelling super sweet. 

Every Monday gardeners share pictures of seasonal flowers ‘in a vase on Monday‘ with Cathy hosting this lovely meme. 

The bouquet includes a newly opened garden bloom, which I believe is small-leaved sweetbriar.  


They’re in a vase that my mum found at a charity shop, with a book on wildflowers that she gave me.


There’s also lilac, weigela, photenia, dicentra, and silver pear in the bouquet. 


It’s got a wonderful sweet aroma from the lilac and the sweetbriar. 

This bunch is about to be packed up and sent off to a lovely friend and customer who placed an for flowers from FromeBlooms.com. There’s also a little bouquet garni of chives, rosemary and sage flowerbuds with bay leaves, that I’ll add to the parcel as an extra ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Every order is really fun to make, so I hope to have a few more coming in this week. If you like lovely fresh garden flowers, you might like fromeblooms.com ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒผ

6 thoughts on “Sweetbriar in a vase on Monday

  1. Gosh – I hadn’t realised that you sold your posies! How exciting! How do you package them and how well do they travel? Have you built up much of a customer base yet? Well done to you ๐Ÿ™‚ The weigelia in this one is such a great partner for the roses – a solidness to support the delicacy of the roses

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    1. It is exciting! I send the bouquets by post, in crystal soil to keep them moist, wrapped in cellophane, bubble wrap and cardboard. So far, I’ve sold a few to friends and sent a few as tests, and they generally arrive ok after a day or two en route! It’s a fun project, but not a profitable one (yet) ๐Ÿคž ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. Crystal soil – what on earth is that? Do you condition the blooms first, before you package them up? Don’t worry – I have no intention of going into business in competition with you, but am just naturally curious!

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      2. Crystal soil is a water retaining gel, http://www.crystalsoil.com/ which keeps the stems moist. I don’t do any overnight conditioning, but I cut the bouquet fresh each morning, and retrim and refresh the stems before posting. I always include a mixture of buds and blooms in each bunch for a longer display.

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