Bloom – Cerinthie and Sweet William

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Everything was looking great the other evening amongst the flowers for cutting so I went out and cut anything I thought was at its prime. I didn’t have a plan for the arrangement I just wanted to harvest those flowers.

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That bunch of flowers was so satisfying to gather. I had grown all of it, most from seed and I was so pleased with my bounty. I especially loved the addition of the Geranium seed heads as I thought they would mix well with the deep pink Sweet Williams.

I seared the stem ends of the Cerinthie and plonked them in water overnight.

It was tempting to make a couple of arrangements but I decided just to put them altogether and see what they looked like. A large glass jug was used this time.

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It seemed to work okay so that is how it stayed and the great thing is that most of those flowers and foliage stems are long-lasting in water so it should look good for a week or two – as long as I remember to top up and change the water.