Ina Vase on Monday: The First Cut is the Sweetest

Rambling in the Garden

I have been cutting Winter Sunshine sweet peas for over a month, by far the earliest of my seed sown annuals to flower, and no doubt the sweetest too. Next to bloom was cosmos, and although there are many other blooms elsewhere I decided that today’s vase would be the product solely of the cutting beds, their first cut.

Pickings are still lean but everything is bulking up promisingly so I cut a few stems of Cosmos ‘Fizzy Rose Picotee’ (and one of Click Cranberries) and of Gypsophila ‘Covent Garden White’. I was alerted to the latter by Chloris of The Blooming Garden so it is new to me and I am hoping it will grow taller than 6 inches or so it has attained so far. That’s about as tall as the cosmos is just now though, and I know that will grow considerably more in due course. Adding…

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