But not flowers of autumn, I hope.
It’s Monday, the beginning of a new month and the day when I link to Cathy’s meme where she asks us to fill a vase with flowers from our own garden. Actually it’s not Monday but there are flowers that need to be picked and I wanted to share them with you, forgive me Cathy.
Earth Walker sunflowers have been begging to be included in the weekly vase for a while; I have been cutting and using them and giving them to friends but they haven’t been seen on Monday for a few weeks.
To mix with the cheery faces of the sunflowers I chose Rudbeckia Marmelade, sown on 2nd May, they have been flowering for a couple of weeks now. Several of the Gerbera were also blooming again so I included a red, 2 oranges and 2 yellows. There are also a few heads of the small headed but huge plant of the sunflower that has hundreds of flowers from the Van Gogh mix (I really wish I knew its name).
It is quite hard to decide how to continue with the cuttings bed; it already produces more than I can use but I have bought more packs of seed to try different plants and I want to continue with almost everything I have grown this year too. I have flowers in the sitting room and kitchen most of the time and a vase usually sits on the glass-top table by the dining table; where else could they go, admittedly the vase doesn’t usually last the whole week but I have been in the habit of waiting until Monday to arrange another – silly really.
I am enjoying having flowers in the house so much that perhaps I can have more in each room and I should try to perfect the hand-tied bouquet technique so that I can give friends gifts of flowers when I see them. Enough! I’m thinking aloud, justifying to myself the fact that I’m going to use another vegetable bed for flowers next year, at least for the biennials that need a home soon.
Thanks go to Cathy for hosting, do visit to see what the growing number of participants have included in their vases today.