My title for today’s ‘In a vase on Monday’, host by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, is of course not a statement about the weather out in the garden where all remains very cold and wintry!
I picked the Anemones on Friday morning as I thought the snow and icy wind would destroy them, so I have been enjoying their saturated colour in their little vase all weekend.
Narcissus ‘Paperwhite’ were planted in the greenhouse on the 12th December after being placed in the fridge when they were delivered in September. The jury is still out as to whether we like their perfume but their jolly blooms are certainly cheering on a cold January morning.
the last of the three vases still has the, now, dried stem of Eryngium alpinum; I like the form of the tight dried flowers in contrast to the soft petals of the other flowers.
The evergreen arrangement from last week is still looking fresh although the flowers soon died as I didn’t replenish the small container of water quickly enough. The stems of the evergreens drink much more water than I realised.
Thanks go to Cathy for hosting and encouraging us to search our gardens for material for a vase each Monday. What can you find today?