Cathy is away today celebrating her mother’s 90th birthday – Happy Birthday Cathy’s mum!
Even though she is away, Cathy has produced a love little vase of flowers so my arrangement is for her for her dedication to this meme which brings us all such pleasure.
Everyone seemed to find roses in their gardens to pick last week and as you saw in my post on Friday I, too have roses still flowering in the garden. Today as I went outside to pick and choose my flowers for today I felt a distinct chill in the air; the wind is bringing cold weather so maybe just as well that I rescued R. Queen of Sweden before the frost turns her pretty buds to mush.
Only the Pennisetum Karly gives the lie to this being a spring vase. Pennisetum cope well with the drought and this one has been flowering since mid-September.
While looking for something to put in the vase with my roses I remembered that the lavender plants given to me by a friend as rooted cuttings was flowering and seemed a natural chose to put with the roses. This lavender (sorry no ID) is a star it flowers almost all year and strikes really easily as a cutting, much better than the lavender that was in the formal garden which I’ve had very limited success in producing new plants.
I have a second vase for you today; they are a flower I’ve never seen before, actually I thought this was a plant that didn’t flower, which may be a clue as to what it is, do you know? Can you guess?
Do visit Cathy Rambling further than her garden today to see what she and others have found for their vases today. Have a good week, and keep warm as it seems that most of us are headed for a cold week.