In a vase on Monday, well every day of the week really.

Monday is a special day of the week as it is then that we join Cathy at Rambling in the garden to share a vase of flowers picked from our own gardens.

I always hated cutting flowers from the borders and spoiling the displays so I have always wanted a cut flower bed; I have certainly not been disappointed that I dedicated space to creating the beds several years ago which just predated this meme.  The Dahlias are in overdrive so again I picked and created vases during the week as well as vases for today’s post. Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Intense

There is an embarrassment of flowers to cut at the moment, maybe there are too many cut flowers beds; but to have enough of the colours I want and the variations through the season could I have less?  I’ll continue this theme when I very belatedly get around to writing my cut flower beds review later this week, but for today let me show you what I chose to share in Cathy’s ‘In a vase on Monday’ meme. Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – One white and one dark

We were away at the weekend staying with friends who had taken a house in Tuscany; As today had been forecast to rain from 7 in the morning until 9 tonight I thought it wise to pick my flowers for today’s vase for Cathy immediately – there were a huge number of flowers screaming out to be picked and because of the forecast I picked almost all of them, filling 4 containers! Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – Abundance

Think how much pleasure you gain from a vase of flowers in the house; think how much more pleasure there is when you have grown the flowers from seed and grown them in your own garden.  This is what Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us to do each week and I want to repeat that she is a star!  Creating vases even if she is far from home, plonking a few things in a vase to encourage every one to join in – you don’t need to be an expert flower arranger to gain pleasure from your flowers, anyway I feel it can’t be said too many times, THANK YOU CATHY. Continue reading