Posted: 22/11/2015 at 10:29
I would sooner have a bunch of flowers from the garden anyday, rather than some that have flown halfway round the world in refrigeration, and then droop the next day. I have a lot of vases of different sizes, so can accommodate differing sizes. I have got a lot of them from charity shops and ebay. Cut glass posy vases from £1.50, often never used, just been in display cabinets.
Flowers from the garden will start with a few snowdrops in a posy vase, through hellebores, daffs, tulips, followed by large alliums. Summer is roses,sweet peas,cow parsley, then on to dahlias, gladioli and crysanths. For winter, foliage plus dried seed heads like opium poppies, alliums and eryngium are nice.