In a Vase on Monday: a Star in the Cosmos

Rambling in the Garden

Sidestepping the glorious dahlias, I went to the other end of the cutting beds and picked some cosmos for the first time this year. They have been flowering for a number of weeks already but only in ones or twos, so I waited till they were giving more generously and there were enough to fill a vase.

These Double Click cosmos have been my go-to variety for a few years, with Double Click Cranberries and Double Click Snow Puff joined this year for the first time by Double Click Rose Bonbon. I love their frilliness and the variable inner ring of petals, and they never fail to disappoint. Today they are popped into one of my larger Caithness Glass vases with a few Briza maxima stems, pulled out of a pot. The star is a seedhead of Allium cristophii, retrieved with several other seedheads from the border realignment I…

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