Friday, 12 July 2013

Simple


The theme for this week's Nature in the Home is 'Simple'.


I considered using one stem of something from the garden. The huge hosta has some impressively tall and glamorous-looking lilac-white flowers at the moment. And the sunflowers are starting to bloom too.

But I opted for a posy of traditional garden flowers: Sweet William, sweet peas and cornflowers.


The sweet peas smell lovely - they're in the raised bed closest to the kitchen door so the perfume wafts in. And the Sweet Williams are a dark variety. I planted them a few summers back and this has been their best year so far.


The cornflowers are the traditional blue shade. We saw some deep purple ones last year and they were tempting, but blue cornflowers are the national flower of Poland. And they're going a bit crazy in all this sun.


To me, this little posy is simple: it's not at all exotic and the colour scheme is quite restricted but the flowers were easy to grow and all came from my garden. Sometimes simple is best.

12 comments:

  1. It certainly is. Gorgeous posy.

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    1. Thank you. I'm not generally a fan of blue flowers but some speak to me - bluebells and nigella particularly, I think.

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  2. love cornflowers, such an intense colour. your posy is very pretty.
    enjoyed the little glimpse of your home yesterday, it looked cool and peaceful !
    went up the rake to the shoulder of mutton yesterday, by car of course, far to hot to flog up there on foot but it was nice and cool between those old walls and the food was tasty...mmm fish and chips.
    son alex, mad cyclist, bought a book called 100 greatest cycling climbs which arrived today and the rake is in there ! ''the rake will have you seeing stars and praying for the torture to end " hehe.
    susan x

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    1. I haven't been to the Shoulder for a few years - but seem to remember spending most of my Christmas holidays in there once! I know it changed hands - sounds like the food is as good as it used to be.

      My paternal grandparents came from Holcombe village so I know it well. They're buried in the churchyard up there, it's a lovely spot.

      And I've been stuck on the Rake in the snow before now. Silly of me to drive up there in the first place I suppose. I've never walked it but have ridden up on my horse when I was younger. Poor thing nearly collapsed!

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  3. Love the colour of those sweet williams!

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    1. Nice aren't they? Although I love the traditional red/pink/purple/white ones too...

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  4. Such vibrant colours, fresh and pretty! /maria :)

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    1. Thanks! I've moved the flowers into the vase I used for the nasturtiums. Purples go nicely with turquoise I've discovered!

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  5. I think I'd go to far as to say, simple is always best. This is stunning Sarah :D

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  6. Thank you! The best bit is, the more you pick the more they grow. Having your own flowers in the house is as rewarding as eating home-grown fruit and veg.

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    1. Thankyou - and appropriate for your Sweetpea Family!

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