Every Monday Cathy’s challenge (at Rambling in the Garden) is to gather flowers from our gardens to put in a vase. I can’t believe I never realised until now just how pleasurable this task can be! And everyone who joins in is saying the same thing: it’s addictive!
This week I went for gold!
The Golden Rod is slowly opening, and I am always surprised at how beautiful this “weed” is. The other surprise is my yellow Achillea. This year I gave it the Chelsea chop when it was about 50 cm tall and that really helped it fill out and not get too leggy. So for the first time I actually like it!
A few ostrich fern leaves and sprigs of grass seedheads were all I needed to complete my simple vase.
I found a new spot for photos – in our entrance hall…
I liked it there so much it will stay there for now.
Another vase was filled last week too – some of my Japanese Anemones were leaning very low after some heavy showers, so I cut them to bring indoors…
The lovely centres continue the gold theme too.
Do you grow any of these plants?
Have a good week, and do visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see the other vases created this week.