They just have to be one of my favourite flowers, especially for a country garden. What constantly amazes me is how wonderful an array of colours they come in. They are amazing to see in the garden although they may require some staking, I try and plant densely enough that they are helped to stay upright by the plants and shrubs around them. I am particularly excited as this year I have ones that I have grown from seed!
From a flower arranging point of view they require big flowers and foliage with them and large vases.
I found a new way of dealing with them this weekend though by taking off individual flowers from the large stems and making a small posy from them which looked very sweet. And if you were doing small table arrangements for an event or wedding you could get a lot of these out of one stem!
I am also drying out the flowers to have a go at making Delphinium confetti, in addition to the usual rose petal confetti I make…lets see how it goes…