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 🙂
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 🌺😊💐🌼
6 thoughts on “Sweetbriar in a vase on Monday”
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 🙂 The weigelia in this one is such a great partner for the roses – a solidness to support the delicacy of the roses
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) 🤞 😂
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!
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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Oh – and I don’t mean to hijack your meme with my floral sales pitch!
So very pretty!