In a vase on Monday – Pink and White

When I was picking the flowers for today’s vase, I thought I would probably make two arrangements, one pink and one white but once I started putting the stems in the vase I decided that I would prefer one larger arrangement so mixed the two colours together.  It is often a surprise what goes into a vase to join with Cathy at Rambling in the garden for this addictive meme. Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – Flowers for a Pizza party

My flowers for today’s In a vase on Monday post to link with Cathy at Rambling in the garden were arranged on Saturday for a pizza party I was hosting on Saturday evening. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Return of the traveller

As some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted at all so far this month, nor have I commented on any of your posts although I have read some.  I was in the UK from the 2nd to the 19th of July and have had a lovely holiday doing all kinds of interesting things.  Unlike our wonderful host Cathy I didn’t even try to create a vase while I was away but it was a great pleasure to return home to find there were plenty of flowers to pick for my contribution to In a vase on Monday hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the garden. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday, well every day of the week really.

Monday is a special day of the week as it is then that we join Cathy at Rambling in the garden to share a vase of flowers picked from our own gardens.

I always hated cutting flowers from the borders and spoiling the displays so I have always wanted a cut flower bed; I have certainly not been disappointed that I dedicated space to creating the beds several years ago which just predated this meme.  The Dahlias are in overdrive so again I picked and created vases during the week as well as vases for today’s post. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – The days are changing but not the vases, yet!

It has been an odd day.  To begin, when I opened the shutters this morning when I got up, it was pretty much still dark – when did that happen?!!!  The clocks change here next Sunday which will mean that it is lighter, earlier at least for a while, but the down side is that it will be dark earlier in the evening; there is no denying that winter is on its way.

Then at nine, the power went off; I hadn’t been out for a couple of days so I hadn’t seen the warning signs from the electricity company . so no internet, no light but worst of all NO WATER; all our water comes from a well and arrives via an electric pump.   So I wasn’t able to do several jobs in the garden that I’d planned as water was needed to irrigate re-positioned plants. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Zinnias and Dahlias, Stalwarts of the cut flower beds

Where would I be without Zinnias and Dahlias in the cut flower beds to provide me with cut flowers from June until the first frosts which could be as late as November; in fact I’m more likely to pull the Zinnias out because the foliage has become so scruffy before they actually stop flowering.  What is really surprising to me is that I had never grown either until I started growing flowers to cut for the house. Continue reading