Lupins are one of my happy flowers. They give such a show at this time of year. In the garden I have quite a few in different colours, but not enough to supply all the bouquets I want in the house.
Luckily for me, on a quiet country lane near here, along the roadside in the long grass, there is a colony of lupins, that only I seem to find interesting! The first time I came across them, I couldn’t believe my luck, about half a mile of road decked in blue!
Since then, each year, I pop back with a secateur during the month while they are in flower. Filling the trunk of the car with their deep blue-mauve blooms, and making me so happy.
Often I use them alone, as a statement in a big vase, but this week I combined them with the roses that are in flowers right now.
It’s all a little unruly, but that’s the way I like it. It doesn’t take much time to pull a bouquet together and may only last a few days, but for me it is one of life’s necessary luxuries.
And tell me, for I’d love to know, have you found a free supply of a particular flower near you?