In a Vase on Monday: Sweet and Spicy

The scent of wintersweet flowers is warm and spicy, which is perfect for a chilly winter’s day. A few flowers are just opening on my shrub, so I pruned a couple of wayward sprigs to bring indoors. Hopefully the numerous buds will start to open up in the warm house over the next few days.

In the meantime my vase needs something for interest, so I added some grasses and the fluffy seedheads of Japanese Anemones, as well as some rather wild looking Crocosmia seedheads.

I managed to capture some sunshine and blue skies in my photos this morning, before it turned grey and overcast again. My gardening diary tells me we have 18 minutes more daylight today than last Monday. 😃

Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts this Monday meme, where she invites us to pop anything we can find in a vase to share. We were on the same wavelength today as she has used wintersweet as her title, so do click on the link and pay her a visit too.

Have a good week, with plenty of sunshine!