In a vase on Monday – Happy New Year!

It is fitting that it is Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s Monday meme that has lifted me from my inaction to post again after the passing of my beloved MIL.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who took time to send their condolences and good wishes to me; it is difficult for me to express the help and strength your kinds words gave me at this very difficult time. Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday- Inspiration

I have two arrangements to share with you today for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s meme, where she challenges us to fill a vase with material from our own gardens.  Both my vases today have been inspired by vases I’ve seen by other addicts of this meme, which is a great way of learning about different styles of flower arranging from the simple ‘plonk’ (and nothing wrong with that to some quite sophisticated vases by some of the more talented flower arrangers. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Keep it Simple

Monday is here again and with it comes the challenge of bringing flowers from the garden into the house for a vase to enjoy and share with everyone thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s weekly meme.

Today there was, again, a lot of choice; I had been intending to have a simple vase of purple irises, there are lots of pick and I may still do this during the week, but not today.  The wallflowers are also going strong but I’ve used these for two weeks now and thought I needed something different.  The Antirrhinums planted last year are now at last flowering and I was almost sure I would use them. Continue reading