In a Vase on Monday: A Happy Anniversary!

Yesterday was the anniversary of my first post on Words and Herbs… FIVE years ago! We went for a walk in the rain and remembered getting caught in a vicious hailstorm with the dogs almost five years ago too… doesn’t time fly!

The garden is looking rather soggy after three days of almost non-stop rain, but I took advantage of a brief interval in the rain to pick some flowers for today’s vase, so that I can join Cathy again at Rambling in the Garden for her inspiring meme.


The photos had to be taken indoors, with the help of some lamps. Yes, when the sun fails to shine the light is most definitely fading now – autumn is noticeably on the doorstep. But the sedums are at their best, and the grasses are glorious. Welcome autumn – come in and have a cup of tea!


The contents of my teapot ‘vase’ this week include various sedums, a pink ‘The Fairy’ rose, my beautiful rose ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ which smells delicious, some Verbena bonariensis, Cosmos ‘Candy Stripe’, a peachy pink Zinnia, some pink asters ‘Alma Pötschke’, a Heuchera flower, a ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Echinacea, some peony foliage and a few sprigs of Miscanthus.


Has autumn knocked on your door yet?

Have a lovely week!