I am a day late posting the long view to link with Heather at Xericstyle on the first of every month. The view today is lush and full, despite frost almost every day last week the garden still looks more spring-like than autumnal or wintery. There aren’t any obvious flowers in this view unlike in some other parts of the garden, some of which you can see in the second half of the post about a vase.
Colour is provided by coloured leaves on Nandino domestica and the bright orange-red of the crab apples, there are also red fruits on the Arbutus unedo (Corbezelo, Italian common name or strawberry tree, English common name); we don’t usually eat the fruits, but you do see them for sale in some vegetable shops.
I picked the flowers for the weekend so maybe this isn’t allowed by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. I don’t really like robbing the garden of its flowers but I do like having cut flowers in the house, but not for some reason pot plants indoors – I have no idea why that is or why if I do have them, they die when I’m perfectly capable of keeping most things alive in the garden!
In the vase are Rosa Molineux, Salvia Indigo Spires, white starry Solanum jasminoides Album and bright button flowers of Knautia – these were a surprise as I hadn’t realised they were flowering again; it just shows that by doing something different (in this case looking for some flowers to cut) you find something surprising that you would have missed. The foliage is provided by some small leaves of Acanthus mollis.
Thanks to Heather and Cathy for hosting these memes, do visit them to see more long views and some pretty flower arrangements.