In a Vase on Monday: In the Pink!

Okay, my first vase is actually not a vase… and it doesn’t contain water either, but vinegar!


Last week my chives began to flower. I love using them in salads, and had already decided to try preserving some of them too; I bought some good organic white wine vinegar and waited for the sun to shine. And then Marie posted this… Thanks Marie! This is foolproof, and after just a few days it tastes so good!

(If you want to try making it, visit Marie’s post at My Little Corner of Rhode Island)


 Today thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain were forecast, and the white peonies had just started opening yesterday, so I cut two white ones and one sugar candy pink peony to float in a large bowl. As I write the scent is wonderful…


I experimented with a different colour background too… and added a few Veronica petals… so romantic!


Neither have names, but I think the white one should be called “Raspberry Ripple”. Mmmm, looks good enough to eat!


The storm did come – how glad I am I cut these! We had absolutely torrential rain and extremely strong wind, and the peony plants are all looking the worse for wear… I shall inspect the damage more closely in daylight tomorrow!

 Thank you to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting “In a Vase on Monday”, which challenges us to find flowers for cutting from our own gardens… it is a very enjoyable challenge too! Take a look at some of the others this week linking in to her site here.

Hope your weather is calmer than ours!