This little posy of purple flowers was picked on Monday morning, and as the rain began to fall I started to hum ‘purple rain’ by Prince.
In today’s bouquet are hellebore, forget-me-not, stocks and grape hyacinth.
They’re arranged in a bronze lustre Prinkash pot. The Prinknash pottery was founded by monks who used the rich clay around them to make lovely little pots, often with metallic, lustrous glazes. It’s one of my favourite pots, and I’ve made quite a few previous posies in this same vase.
I’ll share this collection with Cathy and the gang at Rambling in the Garden, where every Monday gardeners share pictures of flowers in a vase. It’s a marvellous meme and wonderful way to celebrate the seasons.
I’ve also updated FromeBlooms.com, my other website, which now not only has homegrown bouquets and stories from the garden, but also celebrates sustainable gardeners and eco-enterprise in Frome. There’s so much great stuff going on in town, that I wanted to share more news about the backyard flower farmers, sustainable skincare producers, and community gardening events.
And yesterday I joined Shared Earth Learning and Tree Group Frome for a day to plant trees by the river. It was a wonderful community tree event, and I picked up a great recipe for hawthorn brandy.
It’s been a good Monday so far…
And like I always say, I hope your plans and plants are coming along nicely,