As I mentioned the weather has been very mild since we returned from the UK on 29th December. For my vase today I could have used more roses; R. Molineux and R. Old Blush are both full of good looking blooms if with stems that are rather short for a vase being I would have to use oasis again.
But as I was looking around the garden this weekend I saw something that spurred me into action. The Miscanthus and other grasses were sending up lots of new stems!!!!!!!!!
I usually cut back all the grasses in March and if the winter has been cold there will not be too much new growth to avoid when pruning; I love seeing the grasses in their winter form adding movement and beauty to the garden so I leave them as long as possible but with the amount of new growth already some drastic action was needed. But I didn’t want to lose the flowers completely so I cut lots to keep for some vases and even maybe an arrangement for later, to sit in the kitchen fireplace when I don’t want to use it for cooking anymore.
The result for today’s vase is just a few of the different grasses plonked into a vase for the mantelpiece in the sitting room; I will improve the arrangement but just for today I don’t dislike its rather natural rustic appearance.
Do join Cathy at Rambling in the garden to see her pretty vases (inkwells) of Hellebores and other peoples take on what the garden can offer today in mid January.