Some flowers seem to go on and on – I’m not complaining they will be the plants I grow again next year but it does mean that at the moment my vases are tending to be variations on a theme of Dahlia Magenta Star.
Again this week the vase is filled with Dahlia Magenta Star, Aster ‘Monte Cassino’ and Aster Monch but this week including Cosmos Pink Sensation.
I have a new vase! For my birthday a kind friend bought me a ‘fashion’ watch with plastic strap, a brown face and brown hands that I couldn’t read the time on even in bright light with reading glasses on – not ideal; as she is a very good friend I asked if she would mind if I changed it for something else. Joy of joys the shop sold all kinds of interesting things including some vases. Some were rather ornate and not to my taste then I spotted a rather large glass vase that was an interesting waisted-shape that I thought might be a good for holding the flowers in position. In the shop I didn’t realise just how large it was surrounded as it was with other large objects, I need flowers with long stems for this but this may be good for me as it will make me cut low to gain the required length stem and this will encourage the plants to shoot from lower down and help me to dead-head. Luckily I decided to arrange this vase in position, fortunate as it held 6 litres of water and I’m not sure I could have carried it as it is so heavy. Looking at the image above I think I may need to add even more water.
Yet again a big thank you to Cathy at Rambling in the garden for thinking up the idea of our finding flowers from our own gardens to put in a vase. Visit her post to see what others have found in their gardens today.