In a Vase on Monday: Mums – and Dads!

Chrysanthemums/Chrysanths/Mums – are in my vase today, still looking very fresh despite some chilly damp weather last week. A few fading Sedums accompany them.
But can you spot the two surprise flowers tucked in?

Yes, a pink and a purple Scabiosa were braving the cold wind in the Oval Bed. I brought them in to enjoy close up.

I chose my title because this vase is for my parents. My Mum is feeling low today and my Dad is fed up too… he has been in hospital and is hoping he can finally go home soon.

Flowers can raise our spirits, and I am glad to be able to share such a cheerful bunch mid-November. Wishing you all a sunny week and thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting!



43 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Mums – and Dads!

  1. Best wishes to you and your parents. Hospital stays are no fun for both patient and family. Your flowers are lovely. I pickedthe last(?) of late flowering scabiosa today, after they got snowed on. I think maybe the bees are finally done with them.

    • Thank you. Snow already? Where is your garden? I saw two bees on my Mums when I picked them, although it is only about 5Β°C. 🐝 The Mums smell of honey. πŸ˜ƒ

  2. A very lovely arrangement it is Cathy, especially for this late in the year. I hope they lift your parents spirits and your Dad will get to go home soon. There is no place like home to lift ones spirits and I hope he will be on the mend soon.

  3. Very nice. I love the color combination and it looks great in the vase.

    i do hope your dad gets to come home soon and that your mother feels a bit less low. I would imagine if he is able to come home then she indeed might be in a bit more positive place.

  4. The mums and Scabiosas work very well with the burgundy flowers of the Sedums, Cathy. I hope the arrangement puts a smile on your mother’s face and that you father gets sprung from the hospital soon!

  5. The sedum goes well with the pinks and purples of the chrysanths and scabious – I didn’t notice the handles on the vase till the last picture! I hope your Dad continues to meke progress – is your Mum able to visit him? When do you expect to be able to visit again?

    • Thanks Cathy. Yes, Mum can visit now, and my sister managed to get an old iPad to him so we can Facetime. Travel is not going to be possible in the near future I fear, as we are heading for a new lockdown here….

  6. Cathy I sincerely hope that your Father will be fully healthy and that your Mother will never have depression again. With this divine bouquet of flowers that I love like moms, sedum, …., made with so much love from a daughter, I’m sure it will make your parents happy. He has already done it to me and I’m smiling !! It is a magnificent bouquet, I love it. Cathy take care of all of you and pamper your parents. Have a sunny week with a good temperature. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.

  7. Surprise? I saw them straightaway, but was looking for something more hidden. Well, it got me to stare. They look like chrysanthemums, and that lavender color is alluring.
    I hope your parents feel better soon. Being confined at a hospital is NO fun.

    • Well, it is rather unusual to see Scabiosa so late here! Yes, that Scabiosa is supposedly blue, but actually is purple, but the other one is a definite pink. πŸ˜ƒ IThe Chrysanthemum is starting to go over now as it has been so damp. They are the last flowers for this year, unless my Hellebores start budding soon.

  8. Beautiful flowers and a lovely arrangement, Cathy. I do love mums. I’m so sorry to hear that your dad has been ill and I hope he is able to leave the hospital soon. There is a weariness that accompanies anyone when they can’t recuperate at home. All the best to you. And yes! Flowers are a wonderful way to send cheer!

  9. I am sure that this vase will help them and I think bringing them together from your garden, will have helped you. Sometimes we need to have a way of expressing our love, and thoughtfully collecting flowers together and arranging them whilst you mull over the situation is a tension release.

  10. Oh I am so sorry to hear that you Dad is in hospital Cathy and hope that he makes a speedy recovery and is back home soon. It is always so difficult for partners in this situation and of course you mum will be feeling low. it is hard on you too especially when you are not in the same country. I hope that your parents see your flowers and feel the love that went into making that vase. I love the way you have wrapped the scabious up with a cuddle of sedum. Take care xxx

  11. Pretty flowers and color combination. I like the sedums around the base for their wonderful texture. I am sure your vase provided a ray of sunshine for your Mum and Dad, hopefully he is back home soon. So difficult for your parents and you to be so far apart at times like this.

  12. Your lovely vase was created with the warmth and love you feel for your parents and I’m sure they feel that even when you can’t be together. Hopefully, you father will continue to improve and will be able to go home soon which will make you all happy.

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