Flowering in November

I don’t often join with Chloris at the Blooming Garden when she writes about her favourite 10 plants for each month; however I think it is a good exercise to understand what pleasures each month brings.  Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – three years old

Happy Anniversary to In a Vase on Monday!  Cathy at Rambling in the garden started this meme as a prompt to herself to pick flowers from her garden to enjoy in the house.  Who would have imagined that this meme more than any other would change us all fundamentally. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday September in three vases

The temperatures have dropped, there has been rain, the cuttings beds continue to produce flowers and constantly surprise me with their generosity.  Cathy asks us to fill a vase with flowers from our own gardens or surroundings and every week I am surprised by the variety and beauty of the vases offered from bloggers from all over the world.  What will you choose today? Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – The show goes on

I had no idea what was going to be in the vase today as I have been away since Friday celebrating my birthday on the Massa Lubrense peninsula (not far from Sorrento and Positano).

It had rained very heavily while we were away with thunder storms I imagine as the power to some parts of the house had gone off because a fuse had blown; something that seems a regular occurrence here in Italy; but I digress. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Orange yet again

Monday means a vase of flowers from my garden for Cathy.  Yes, in a way I do feel that these vases are a gift to Cathy and all those who join her meme; they are also a gift to me as I’m sure sometimes I would think I was too busy to pick flowers just for myself.  Today is a good example; I have a dental appointment and lots to plant in the garden so without Cathy I wouldn’t have produced this arrangement. Continue reading