In a Vase on Monday: Midsummer Delights

Monday vases have become a kind of ritual, and if I have time on Sunday to dither over them an extremely pleasurable ritual it is too. A big thank you to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden once again for hosting this lovely meme!

I am offering three vases this week (yes, three!), as my sister is with me for a visit at the moment so one was destined for her room, one for the hall and one for the dining room.

Vase 1: the rose ‘Alcantara’, flowering at the top of my rockery, along with the pink rose ‘The Fairy’, some grasses, Hypericum, Lavender and Alchemilla.


Oh, and some wild Fleabane and a Nigella seed head…


Vase 2: the red rose again, with grasses and Heuchera flowers to add some height…


And a close-up of the rose ‘Alcantara’.


Vase 3: The rose that I nearly got rid of two years ago… it is blooming like mad again!


With deep pink Lychnis and Alchemilla (I just can’t resist it at the moment)..


And some Vetch – such a pretty plant and as always infesting my day lily bed!


Have a great Monday and do join me again with a Tuesday View tomorrow!