The flowers in my vase today were picked on Saturday as like most of northern Europe we are forecast snow and temperatures in the range of minus 5 to minus 11°C. I don’t know if the temperatures will dip so low but the 50 km per hour winds from the north are very likely indeed; my garden is windy at the best of times and when the wind is from the north or northeast it is not unknown for my heavy caste iron chairs to be flung from the terrace onto the gravel.
I think all of the flowers in my little collection of vases would have been torn to shreds if left so I am very happy to have them in the kitchen where their intense colours really lift the spirits.
I prepared my post on Sunday as I worry that if it does snow a lot, we may be without power. I’ll link to our Monday host Cathy at Rambling in the garden when her post appears.
If you can find a few blooms to pick and enjoy indoors, you will be surprised at what pleasure it brings especially if temperatures outside are plunging.
PS It snowed heavily so a good job I picked the flowers when I did!! Photos of the snow tomorrow.