'Scarlet Pearl' snowberries are ripe in the garden and are making a valuable contribution to recent arrangements, though they aren't the lavender-pink color that I expected.
'Princess Alexandra of Kent' English roses provided the most color to this vase, while buds of 'Abraham Darby' promise to open over the next few days.
Curving stems of 'Hall's Purple' honeysuckle and variegated pineapple mint drape down from the main cluster of flowers.
The soft pinkish color of the berries looks well with many of my English roses.
I have four types of mint (peppermint, spearmint, strawberry and pineapple mint) growing in pots on the back porch, and the leaves on the pineapple mint look the best right now. The others have all flowered and let their leaves fade.
Stems of 'Limelight' hydrangea fill out the vase. I often pull off some of the lower flower clusters on the hydrangea stems to fit them into small arrangements. This vase is definitely one of my favorites from the season, and it went to one of my favorite friends.