In a vase on Monday – Spring and Summer

I’ve been in Suffolk for the last four days and as expected when I walked around as soon as I got back early yesterday evening everything had changed!  Irises were flowering and those not flowering were full of bud.  Dianthus were filling the air with their cinnamon perfume and the Clair Matin roses on the pillars of the terrace were in full flower.

The irises I had thought I would be able to use for my vase for today’s In a vase on Monday hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden had already finished; so what to choose? 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

In a vase on Monday – Happy Easter Monday

Easter weather has been very mixed here in central Italy with Friday being quite sunny and pleasant, Saturday and Sunday cold, windy and wet and Monday is forecast to be sunny but with very strong winds; so not really ideal for enjoying the garden.

Ami majus inject lightness into the arrangement

Ami majus inject lightness into the arrangement

Both my vases today were actually prepared for a dinner party on Friday evening but are still looking lovely; in fact by Saturday the tulips were actually standing up better than they are in my images taken on Friday. Continue reading