In a vase or three on Monday

On Friday there were a lot of flowers that needed to be picked so I decided to pick them all then to hopefully make them produce more for next week when I need several vases for a party. So these are the vases I’ve been enjoying this past weekend. Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – Here comes the sun – sunflowers

I didn’t have a lot of success with germinating or growing on sunflower seeds this year so it is indeed fortunate that the seeds left to their own devices in the cut flower beds last year, did grow and lucky too that I recognised them for what they were. Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – Sunny Days

Monday is the day to pick flowers from your garden, pop them into a vase and join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  I’ve always loved having cut flowers in the house but rarely did so before deciding cut flower borders were the way to go; this meme has kept the momentum going when other things could have got in the way of actually picking and arranging the flowers. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Rich and Sumptuous

Last week Cathy at Rambling in the Garden sent out a challenge to create a Japanese style flower arrangement this week; I have to tell you I failed!  I’m sorry Cathy but there are just too many flowers demanding to be picked to fill vase upon vase with home grown blooms.  I will try in the future, I promise but for today restraint has not been my watchword.  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

The cut flower beds – June

I thought I had written about the cut flowers beds in May but checking back I only wrote about growing perennials from seed.  It was April 28th when I last wrote about the cut flowers and as you can imagine they have grown hugely since then despite some cold nights the soil is warm and with lots of rain you can almost watch some things grow. Continue reading