No, not a new meme! But I have so many flowers that I thought I would see if it were possible to create a vase every day for a week.
Every Monday morning sees me out in the garden selecting flowers to cut for a vase for Cathy’s meme In a vase on Monday. Yesterday I wrote about the cuttings garden and asked you what you thought I would pick today; no one was brave enough to try to guess.
I thought it would be quite obvious as only one plant was flowering that hasn’t been seen in a vase so far this year for the very reason that the blooms have only just opened, have you guessed now?
Yes that’s correct, Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus). Last year I used them in lots of tiny vases and bottles when I hosted the gardening group’s annual lunch here at My Hesperides garden, you can see how they looked here. Continue reading
Time once again to review the successes or otherwise of the cuttings garden.
Like Cathy at Rambling in the Garden I have been very impressed with how good the cuttings beds look in their own right so I am seriously considering using the beds in the new secret garden for some of the plants for cutting, especially the perennials and Dahlias which I leave in the ground, I think it will make the area a pleasant place to sit and once the hedges have grown will protect the plants from the wind. Continue reading
Welcome to September Garden bloggers Foliage Day (GBFD) where I invite you to share your thoughts about foliage, whether a single plant that catches your eye this month or a plant that you grow primarily for flowers but that rewards you for the rest of the year with beautiful foliage or this is a good place to record how your foliage looks on a monthly basis. However you decide to use the meme you are very welcome, just link to and from this post. Continue reading
The temperatures have dropped, there has been rain, the cuttings beds continue to produce flowers and constantly surprise me with their generosity. Cathy asks us to fill a vase with flowers from our own gardens or surroundings and every week I am surprised by the variety and beauty of the vases offered from bloggers from all over the world. What will you choose today? Continue reading
During this hot, hot summer I have watched and then stopped watching as the plants succumbed to the heat; even plants that survive the drought don’t necessarily look all that good while they are surviving. Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday greetings last week, you are all my very special blogging friends and I value that friendship more than I would have imagined when I started this blog.
I had no idea what was going to be in the vase today as I have been away since Friday celebrating my birthday on the Massa Lubrense peninsula (not far from Sorrento and Positano).
It had rained very heavily while we were away with thunder storms I imagine as the power to some parts of the house had gone off because a fuse had blown; something that seems a regular occurrence here in Italy; but I digress. Continue reading