Monday is here again and time to fill a vase with flowers from the garden for Cathy at Rambling in the garden’s meme. Cathy is away but her dedication is amazing and she has filled a vase with pickings from the garden of where she is staying.
For the last few weeks I have been afraid that I wouldn’t find anything to pick the following week and last week I felt sure I wouldn’t, but yet again when I really searched it was surprising how many different blooms there were to pick.
The cuttings bed really is on its final few plants now; there were a few blooms on Cosmos Pink Sensation but once I’d picked what you see in the vase I pulled the plants out so there will definitely be no more of those now. The only plants that are putting up more and more flower spikes are the Antirrhinum; in today’s vase there are yellow, white and one crimson, so the most so far, not bad for November. I already have some pricked-out seedlings for next year but as they seem very tolerant of the cold I should probably try to sow more in spring to have some to pick in early winter next year.
When taking photographs for my post about the slope on Thursday I noticed that the Salvia at the top of the slope was full of colour but somehow the small flowers didn’t show up well in any of the photographs so it was well worth my picking a few stems to enjoy inside.
Another Salvia that is flowering more this year than ever before is S. Indigo Spires, so I picked 5 stems of this to add some dark blue accents to vase. The plant has also produced more material from which to take cuttings, there are several pots now in the greenhouse for winter protection that will be planted out in very early spring.
For some perfume and foliage I included 3 stems of Elaeagnus which is filling the garden with its wonderful sweet perfume and attracting bees into the garden.
What’s flowering in your garden that would look nice in a vase indoors? Why not join in this very addictive meme and pop over to Cathy’s to see what everybody else has found.