The bouquet of flowers in the painting was picked in late May and early June. At the very top of the bouquet is a sprig of cinnabar red geranium, which, paired with the nasturtium on the shelf, gives an intense accent to a still life that mainly consists of flowers in subdued tones. The centre of the bouquet is occupied by roses, with a white rose flower above three centifolia roses. Parallel to the white rose is a light brown auricula, behind which a pale yellow version of the same flower is partly visible. The yellow flower on the right side of the bouquet is the wallflower, which has a pleasing fragrance and attracts insects. The colours of the bouquet are balanced with dwarf morning glories, bellflowers next to the geranium and tiny forget-me-nots above the wallflower. The flowers of various shapes and colours are harmoniously arranged in a bulbous vase with an embossed pattern. The moulded shelf on which the vase is placed is a common element of Viennese still life painting of the first half of the 19th century, which the painter, a lover of gardening and botany, was well acquainted with.