It is good to be home and joining Cathy at Rambling in the garden for her weekly challenge to find flowers in our own gardens to fill a vase to enjoy during the week.
The sunflowers from last week didn’t last long as the vase ran out of water in the blink of an eye when I spent a couple of days at the sea. Let’s hope I can take care of these better.
The silver vase makes another outing, such a useful vase. I found a place for today’s arrangement on the sitting room mantelpiece as the Amaranthus needed a spot where they could trail lower than the height of the vase.
Today is a holiday in Italy, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary but not really a religious holiday anymore; it is viewed more as an end of summer holiday which always seems odd to me as September and October are often glorious here. I’ve been invited to lunch (it isn’t a holiday for my husband as he works for the UN and they don’t recognise many of Italian holidays even though the organisation is based in Rome.
This of course will mean another bunch of flowers to take to my hostess; I’ve picked the flowers but not put them together yet, here’s a preview while they are still in their bucket conditioning.
The above photo shows the lovely stone sink that was used only for decoration in the kitchen when we bought the house; it is now out on part of the terrace; I desperately want to convert this area into a combination of a potting shed and flower room – a girl can dream, can’t she?
Thanks to Cathy for hosting, do visit to see her lovely impostors! I’m envious as mine didn’t germinate this year!!!