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.