In a vase on Monday – Going for it!

Every Monday morning sees me out in the garden selecting flowers to cut for a vase for Cathy’s meme In a vase on Monday.  Yesterday I wrote about the cuttings garden and asked you what you thought I would pick today; no one was brave enough to try to guess.

I thought it would be quite obvious as only one plant was flowering that hasn’t been seen in a vase so far this year for the very reason that the blooms have only just opened, have you guessed  now?

Yes that’s correct, Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus).  Last year I used them in lots of tiny vases and bottles when I hosted the gardening group’s annual lunch here at My Hesperides garden, you can see how they looked here. Continue reading

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