A very Happy Easter Monday, I hope you have been able to enjoy the long weekend, either in your garden or with family and friends. As it is a special weekend, my flowers today were prepared on Saturday. Continue reading
As is to be expected the production of cut flowers is in dramatic decline; I am beginning to look with more interest at the evergreen shrubs, fruits, berries and seed-heads to supply fresh material for my vases. Continue reading
Cosmos are beginning to produce a lot of flowers so I think you will be seeing a lot of them in my vases over the next few months, I will need to find some different ways of using them to maintain my interest and pleasure in them. Continue reading
Monday has become one of my favourite days of the week since I began joining with Cathy at Rambling in the garden where she asks us to create a vase to enjoy in the house from flowers picked in our own gardens.
It is still very hot so I was up at 5.30am to be able to work a little outside and in before it became too hot. This is even more necessary on Mondays as it is important to pick flowers before the sun is on them and they begin wilting. I cut and place them immediately into buckets of water; sadly the myth of walking around with a beautiful trug of flowers would mean that the flowers were dead before they reached the relative cool of the house. Continue reading