On Mondays Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us to share a vase of flowers picked from our own gardens. This week I picked my flowers on Saturday as we had been forecast severe wind and rain for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The winds have gusted at up to 70 km per hour and the rain has been torrential, so it is a good thing I picked the flowers when I did.
Dahlias and Zinnias are still prolific with Chrysanthemums joining in the display.
As Chrysanthemums are the flower almost everyone takes to the cemetery for All Souls Day it is fitting they are in my vase today. Actually most Italians wouldn’t dream of having Chrysanthemums in their homes or even in their gardens so I must check to see if their are any bargains to be found in the supermarkets this week.
Mentuccia is one of the few forms of mint that will grow in poor soil with little or no irrigation and also one of the few forms of mint used in cooking here.
With the clocks changing on Sunday and the bad weather it suddenly feels that summer is truly over. But we have had some lovely weather in the last few weeks so I mustn’t complain, the rain is always needed and so far it isn’t cold.
I hope you have a lovely week.