The dwarf gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides ‘Radicans’) are in bloom and are the decided first choice for this Monday’s vase.
Gardenias are my Arranger’s favorite flower. They bring back to her those wonderful memories of her childhood, sleeping on a screened porch on hot summer nights before air conditioning. The fragrance then and now, by her bedside, makes going to sleep a delightful journey. Gardenias were prominent in the flowers at our wedding, so there are memories here for both of us.
There is another vase gracing our dining table today filled with hydrangeas. These are also among the favorites of my Arranger; she especially likes the blue ones. We thought we might just share a second vase this week as a bonus while the flowers are young.
I might add that the pink callas which were in our vase last week are still going strong; they look just as fresh today as they did when I cut them a week ago.
Again, I send special thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for introducing me to this meme. Please visit her site to see what she and others are sharing with us this week.