Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden we spend Monday mornings collecting and arranging flowers from our gardens – I can’t think of a nicer way to start the week.
Today, I have flowers from the cut flower beds grown this year for my vase, well vases actually.
The new seedlings of various Cosmos that I planted out a few weeks ago are flowering; I would prefer that the plants grew taller and stronger before producing flowers so I cut them hard back in the hope that they will grow stronger and larger. As a note, in the same bed are seedlings from the Cosmos planted there last year that just seeded themselves which are growing into larger plants before flowering. Next year I will definitely try sowing directly into the ground, something I’ve always been wary of doing. Do you direct sow or always sow in modules or seed trays?
These three small vases (my oft used Campari bottles) are in the kitchen.
For my second vase, I used some of the same plant material as last week, but I am happier with the design of this vase.
Rosa ‘Queen of Sweden’ doesn’t last as long as I’d hoped in a vase but I’m still happy to use her flowers as I have begun to be bored with how badly roses do in my garden and think that I will just consider them as a source for cut flowers in future.
The white and crimson Anthirrhinum are from the plants sown in 2014 and planted out in 2015. As I need the space for other plants and I have new plants for this year I have decided that I will remove these older plants.
This vase in on the sideboard in the dining room.
Do visit Cathy to see what she has found for today’s vase and what all the other ‘vase’ addicts have chosen this week. Have a great week.