Wednesday…with Buddleia

August 12, 2015

Filed Under : ikebana - My Garden - Summer

imageI love buddleia, but it really involves a lot of pruning if you want to keep it flowering well throughout the summer…and today it had it’s first haircutimage image I absolutely can’t bear the brown flower heads on the bush, so I take down a lot of branches, but always save the stems which are still in flower…image I also strip a few of the longer branches as I’ll use them in the garden at some point to prop plants up…image …so I had an enormous bunch to utiliseimage ( below, is my garden plant pet hate… )image …and the 3 stages the buddleia goes through before my snippers come out…image I chose a few vessels…image …and filled them!imageimage…I also added a few bits from other fading arrangements inside the house for the ikebana vessels…
image image …and then cleared up a lot of messimage …simplified the tableimage …and poured an evening beer!image