Week 18 of The Blooms features Centaurea Montana also known as the perennial or mountain cornflower. Picked in my neighbour’s garden, at a distance they didn’t necessarily stand out as a striking candidate for a cut flower. Once arranged with a few other ingredients from my garden however, these spring flowers, with their attractive buds and unique looking petals, stand out as bright as bright can be! Not only a favourite of mine, they seem to be a hit with the bees as well.
Ingredients include Centaurea Montana, Solomons Seal and Anemone (Mr Fokker).