Bloom 3.0 – Calendula and cornflowers (again!)

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I am a big fan of Calendula. Love love love it. Usually I grow ‘Indian prince’ but somehow this year and last the seed packet was a mix of yellow and orange blooms. Yellow is not my favourite colour but since it was there growing away I have been picking it and using it in arrangement’s all summer. I think it goes particularly well in this little vase.

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Also here are sweet peas, salvia and cornflowers, all in shades of lilac and blue. The foliage is Choisya ternata and mint. I needed to cut back the plants we had growing in pots to encourage new growth to keep us supplied in mint for a couple more months and you know I never waste greenery. I thought it would add a little spiky height to this arrangement and it has given me ideas about growing mint specifically to cut for arrangements.

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And above is a close up of a beautiful bud from one of the Vanilla Ice sunflower’s just waiting to open up.

A sunny little bunch for a dreary and cold week here in Leeds.