Ice, End of November 2020

We had some rather pretty ice last week. But as the days went by, with fog freezing onto the plants and trees in layers, I was a little worried. Thank goodness it melted on Monday as my grasses were groaning under the weight; shaking them had no effect, this ice was SOLID!

Brrrr! Winter is here! Is it winter in your garden today?

❄️☃️❄️

 

In a Vase on Monday: (N)ice Surprise

The sun came out again today and yet there is still some frost and ice on the trees on the shadow side and the temperature up on our hill barely rose above freezing. So I was absolutely sure I would not find anything but grasses for my vase today.

I was wrong!

My first Hellebore to flower is ‘Diva’, which was in a pot by the front door last year and was planted out in spring. Still shy and not quite open, but with many more buds on it, so I felt this one could be cut in the hope she will survive a few days in a vase.

But the biggest surprise was this Geum bud… will it open I wonder?

The seedhead is also from the Geum, the grass is my favourite Miscanthus ‘Federweisser’ and the foliage is from my Geraniums… I think Rozanne, and from a Heuchera. The red stems are from a young willow and I think they broke off under the weight of the ice (or maybe a hare has had a nibble?!).

So I am very happy to be joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme, without which I would not have discovered these treasures before our first snow falls! (Supposedly tonight. ☃️)

Thanks to Cathy for hosting In a Vase on Monday. Do visit her to see what she has found in her garden to share today.

Have a great week!

 

A Week of Flowers Day Seven, 28th November 2020

Today is the last day of A Week of Flowers for this year. The Grand Finale so to speak. 😉 I would like to stretch out a giant hug and huge thanks to all those who have joined in or left comments. 🤗🤗🤗

This has been a wonderful booster – and I know not just for me. So without further ado, here is the last dose of bright and colourful summer flowers. Just imagine it is July and the sun is shining!

With many thanks. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a peaceful first Sunday in Advent. xx

P.S. A bonus photo for Jason at Garden in a City who hasn’t been too well recently. Jason introduced me to Tithonias many moons ago for which I am eternally grateful! Wishing you all the best Jason.

A Week of Flowers Day Six, 27th November 2020

The idea of A Week of Flowers 2020 was to raise our spirits and brighten up these dismal grey November days. I think it has done just that, thanks to all those participating! We have seen some fabulous flowers (and bees, butterflies, etc) and I have certainly been reminded of summer days, spring sunshine and autumn foliage. So let’s continue with day six! Photos from late summer in the Sunshine Bed today…

It is not too late to join in. Just post a photo of a flower or two from your 2020 garden and leave a comment below with a link to your post.

Thank you for visiting!

 

A Week of Flowers Day Five, 26th November 2020

In my Week of Flowers 2020 (I think this will have to become an annual event!) I have found some photos of some gorgeous pink flowers to share.

I hope you are having a good week, and a lovely Thanksgiving if you are in the U.S.

If you would like to join me in my Week of Flowers, please do! We really can brighten these grey days by sharing our favourite and most colourful flowers from our 2020 gardens. ☀️ Just leave a link to your conribution in the comments below so that we can find your post. Thanks!