This small tree, Enkianthus campanulatus sikokanus is a favorite when it is in bloom with these subtle, dangling bells. I’ve never used them as a cut flower before, but then that’s what happens when we join Cathy in her challenge to find something in our gardens to put in a vase every Monday of the year. It’s easy right now, but even so, we begin to look at the garden with new eyes. You should try it.
The bells are the tall element, rising from a pouf made up of two Rhododendron scapes: ‘Horizon Sunset’ and ‘Seaview Sunset’, while one branchlet of Betula pendula ‘Youngs’ cascades to the tabletop. It didn’t really want to cascade, so I disciplined it with a rock to hold it in place.
A single fallen flower is always a plus in my book.
And here it is in place, with some of Richard’s candlesticks in the background and the birch branch draped across one of his cutting boards. If you are wrapped up in the gifting season for newlyweds, dads or moms, you might want to check out his Etsy shop.