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
As always Monday brings the opportunity to create a vase from flowers in our own gardens. I am lucky that on this last Monday in October there is still plenty of choice for my vases and enough for bouquets to give as gifts. 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
No, not a new meme! But I have so many flowers that I thought I would see if it were possible to create a vase every day for a week.
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
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
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