Monday is here again and time to find flowers from our own garden to put in a vase for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s In a vase on Monday.
Some different flowers this week mixed in with the Dahlia Magenta Star which is indefatigable in pumping out new blooms.
I sowed Aster Ostrich Plume mixed from Kings seeds on 2nd May, and they have been flowering for only about a week so I would sow them earlier next year. Sowing early is best for almost everything for me as it is easier to control the temperature in the green house. Once it gets really hot it is difficult to give bottom heat, which almost all seeds seem to benefit from, and keeping them covered but allowing the light in. even this year when there was more cloud than usual I had to put the shade netting up by the end of January. I would add that it is very hard to sow seeds in summer for autumn planting for the same reason and I have resorted to buying most of the winter vegetables as plugs.
Ostrich Plume Asters are another new plant to me and the lovely range of colours that has come from this pack ensure that I will be using them again next year. The name is appropriate as I can imagine someone attending Ascot or a society wedding with died Ostrich feathers decorating her hat
Later today I may be seeing a friend for an aperitivo as it was her birthday this past weekend so I hand tied this bouquet and will be able to give them to her.
Again I photographed the vase outside to give good light so that you can see the colours.
There were also two different shades of pink, one quite strong so a second vase will be made using Cosmos Pink Sensation and C. Purity.
Do pop over to Cathy’s post to see her vase and those of others, or better still why not join in yourself, Cathy always makes everyone welcome.