I know -- yes, I'd like some cheese with my whine.
For today's vase I picked every Gladiolus byzantinus that was flowering in my cutting garden. The flowers had already started fading from the bottom up and I didn't want them to go over before I had a chance to use them.
|Gladiolus byzantinus, Dichelostemma congestum and Pulsatilla seedheads|
I got sick of trying to arrange them so that they were facing in directions I liked, and finally just gave the vase a vigorous shake accompanied by an expletive and set it on the counter by the sink.
Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts In A Vase On Monday. Check out her post here.