If I had the space for a cutting garden it would surely be filled with statuesque, fragrant, lilies – but I don't. Instead I am celebrating the gift of a handful of beauties from my friend Heather.
She told me the names of both, but I forgot them as I inhaled their powerful scent.
They're so luxurious (and heavy) I pulled out a collection of low vases to put them in. This Haeger vase was a gift from my sister-in-law years ago, she drew my name for our Christmas gift exchange. Since we have extremely different taste – she finds my love of vintage a little odd, especially when they're thrift shop finds – she decided to spend the allotted amount on a pile of stuff from Value Village, figuring there was probably something in the mix I would like. She was right!
There were a couple of branches on a Lupinus albifrons that I'd decided needed trimming. The simple silver foliage provided a nice contrast to the lilies.
The group went on the patio table. Cloudy skies meant no harsh sun to burn them out quickly, and since my parents were visiting I needed to keep that potent fragrance out of the house – due to my mother's allergies.
I wish you could smell them!
The curvy brown vase is another thrift shop number I've had for years. The creamy white one (above) came from a more dignified antique store.
The dark blooms are full of a thick sticky liquid, you can see a drop here.
For more garden beauty in a vase, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Links to all participants can be found there. Oh and tomorrow I'll be announcing the winners of the Aeonium Challenge and sharing a look at all the entries!
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