As many of you reading this will know, Monday is Vase Day! Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden is always a joy, and this week was no exception.
You know when you have a clear idea of what you want? Whether it‘s an item of clothing, a new frying pan, or the flowers you want to highlight in a vase?
And then you see something else you fancy?…
Well, that happened to me this morning. I had my vase ready and wanted a minimalist look. And then I got a bit carried away, snipping a bit of this. And a bit of that. Oh and I must cut some those. And wouldn’t these go nicely…
So the minimalist idea flew out the window and a new vase was found and I was very pleased in the end that I got carried away!
I won’t include a long list of what I picked, as most of these flowers have been used in the last few vases anyway, but I must point out the Tithonia (the bright orange flower) and thank Jason at Garden in a City for introducing me to these Mexican sunflowers several years ago. Although they have struggled with the drought this year, I would not want to be without them.
I took the photos in front of the barn, as it is one of those unusual windstill days here. A definite hint of autumn is in the air, reflected by the sedum you can see here starting to open, and the grasses used too. Our night time temperature dropped to its lowest since May, only 9°C.
Thank goodness the heat of the dog days is over and the garden can start to take deep gulps of the moist morning air to refresh it.
Have you seen any signs of autumn yet?
Have a happy week!