In a Vase on Monday: Friends

Cathy at Rambling in the Garden invites us to share a vase every Monday. Via her meme I have met some wonderful people and made friends with many fellow bloggers over the past few years. Once again I am joining Cathy with a vase, today dedicating it to all my friends.


A friend came to visit today and it felt like years since we had been able to sit and chat and drink tea together. It was wonderful. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


A friend gave me some Lemon Balm several years ago. It did well in my old garden and I brought some with me to put in the Herb Bed, which is the backdrop for my photos today. (See a garden ornament in the background? – A gift from a friend!)

A blogging friend sent me some seeds of purple Linaria many years ago and it spread, with some reverting to the pale pink seen here. Now I have both pink and purple in my Butterfly Bed. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I have been a friend of Alchemilla and Heuchera for many years. Then blogging friends taught me about Knautia, Calamagrostis and Artemisia.

All in a vase given to me by a very dear friend. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Thank you all and have a wonderful week!



30 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Friends

  1. I’m glad you had an opportunity to chat over tea with a friend, Cathy! I know having lunch in my back garden with friends today was tonic for my soul. Your herbal arrangement is lovely, especially as it provides such fond memories.

  2. This plague has really made us extra aware of the importance of cherishing our friends as we have missed them through the darkest days of lockdown. A lovely idea to celebrate friendship.

    • Absolutely. At first I enjoyed the peace and quiet, but human beings are social creatures and it is good to have some social contact again.๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  3. Beautiful Cathy! What a sweet tribute to your friends and the flowers that remind you of them. I’ve often thought it necessary to have a bouquet of friends, and the richness each brings to our lives.

  4. Loving your friendship bouquet and dear sentiment. So glad you had the opportunity for seeing your friend. Early in my blogging adventure you were kind with encouragement and ended one comment with, “I wish I knew your name.” I had been nervous about using anything more than pbmGarden. Thanks for extending the hand of friendship.

  5. A lovely tribute to your friends Cathy who I am sure cherish your friendship. So glad that you have been able to meet up with one of them for a chat and a cuppa.

    • It was about time too Anna. I was able to give her the dahlias that were supposed to be her birthday present at Easter! (I planted them up for her!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. How lovely to celebrate friendship with your vase today, Cathy, not just friends you can meet up with in person when Covid permits, but virtual blogging friends too. I know I have gained so much from the latter over the years in terms of support, encouragement, knowledge and seeds and plants. I have rediscovered linaria recently, although am conscious that it could outstay its welcome. A friend gave me some purple ones recently, but I have noticed the pink version in a garden in he village…

      • I suppose summer looks different there anyway. For us, it is when things are drying out. Spring bloom really is confined to spring. This is a chaparral climate. Only a desert climate has a drier summer, and the spring bloom in the desert, although spectacular at times, is brief.

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