After the excitement of 5th anniversary of this meme and a challenge of not using a vase, this week we are back using a vase or of course anything that will hold water! Continue reading
I am aware that it has been ages since I have posted about the garden. I have managed to post a vase most weeks but that is all. Is it that I have been too busy? or that I didn’t have anything new to share? whatever the reason I intend to post more regularly now that life has calmed down a bit. Continue reading
When I read last week that today was going to be the fifth anniversary of the first IAVOM I could hardly believe it; time certainly flies when you are enjoying yourself (as they say). Continue reading
On Mondays Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us to share a vase of flowers picked from our own gardens. This week I picked my flowers on Saturday as we had been forecast severe wind and rain for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The winds have gusted at up to 70 km per hour and the rain has been torrential, so it is a good thing I picked the flowers when I did.
Dahlias and Zinnias are still prolific with Chrysanthemums joining in the display.
As Chrysanthemums are the flower almost everyone takes to the cemetery for All Souls Day it is fitting they are in my vase today. Actually most Italians wouldn’t dream of having Chrysanthemums in their homes or even in their gardens so I must check to see if their are any bargains to be found in the supermarkets this week.
Mentuccia is one of the few forms of mint that will grow in poor soil with little or no irrigation and also one of the few forms of mint used in cooking here.
With the clocks changing on Sunday and the bad weather it suddenly feels that summer is truly over. But we have had some lovely weather in the last few weeks so I mustn’t complain, the rain is always needed and so far it isn’t cold.
I hope you have a lovely week.
I wasn’t sure I was going to have time to post about my vases this week but that didn’t stop me from picking the flowers and trying out a completely new way of arranging them (for me – I’ve seen the style used in commercial arrangements before). On reading Cathy’s post I read she had some completely new flowers, amazing in October. Continue reading
I’m late again with my vase because we were in England for the wedding of my husband’s goddaughter. I have to say the weather was a bit of a shock. On Thursday when we arrived it was warm, the same temperature as here in Italy; but from then it all changed, on Thursday on a quick visit to Wisely it was cold and windy and there were showers which made us spend more time in the shop and cafe than in the garden. Perhaps this wasn’t too important as it certainly wasn’t looking at its best, the hot summer had taken its toll.
Sadly for the wedding day itself it rained and was cold all day, but the radiant smile of the bride warmed us all. Yesterday as we left early to catch our flight home it was 3°C (or so the car told us). Winter, if only for that day. I was relieved to arrive home to some warmth, this week the temperatures should remain in the high 20’s although there is a strong wind here today from the north. Continue reading