Monday means flowers from the garden in a vase for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
After a glorious weekend that couldn’t have been better weather-wise Monday is again cloudy. I wanted to use flowers from the Chrysanthemums I purchased last week. I have already taken some cuttings from the edge of the pots; in fact they aren’t really cuttings as they already have roots. As the plants are in full flower I decided not to plant them directly in the cuttings bed as I think they would be difficult to water adequately so they are in the greenhouse, where the bees are finding the smaller flowered one a huge attraction.
I was sent a link to the Sara Raven video about growing Chrysanthemums which you might find interesting.
I picked lots of foliage material today to help the arrangement light. I picked Asparagus foliage for the first time plus the spent flowers of Lemon Basil and the white woolly foliage of Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’. Sadly the larger ‘mums have very short stems so I hope when they are grown in the ground they will grow taller, I’m sure the pots were forced into flower and treated to remain a tight mass of flowers. This meant that they really didn’t reach the water in the vase unless they were placed right in the neck of the vase so I brought out my little Campari bottles and displayed them individually in those.
Last week’s vase was only dismantled this morning so there is a nice continuity of flowers on the side table in the sitting room.
Do visit Cathy’s post today to see what she and others found for their vases today.