On Friday there were a lot of flowers that needed to be picked so I decided to pick them all then to hopefully make them produce more for next week when I need several vases for a party. So these are the vases I’ve been enjoying this past weekend.
Cathy at Rambling in the garden, our hostess for this weekly challenge to find flowers from our own gardens to pick and enjoy in our homes, is always very forgiving about lapses in following the rules to the letter so I’m sure that she’ll forgive that these vases weren’t designed today.
My zinnias haven’t been quite as good as the last two years but never the less are still the mainstay of my vases during the summer.
Above all the flowers I picked in one morning; my flower room looked like a shop!
At this time of year when I can’t keep up with removing the flowers from my basil plants I love using them as the foliage element in a vase. I do also use the seed heads when they are like this in salads as it gives a salad a different texture than the leaves.
Included in the bouquet are Chinese Asters Ostrich Plume; I have very mixed success with these but when they do germinate and grow I like them so I must persevere next year; I would be prepared to devote a good sized patch to them if I could get them to grow!
Have a good gardening week. Do visit Cathy to see what she and many others have found to share today.