Cathy at Rambling in the Garden started up this lovely meme one day in November (!) 8 years ago now, and it has been part of my weekly routine for almost as long (I think I started contributing in the spring of 2014). Mondays are definitely not as drab as they used to be, and there have been weeks where all I have posted has been a vase, keeping this blog ticking over. So we are all celebrating this anniversary with her. Congratulations! And I am rising to the challenge Cathy has given us for today: to create a vase without using any fresh flowers.
Well, actually, that might have been more of a challenge in June. 😉 But even in November there is still a lot to love in my garden. So here is what I put together for this week, which I hope conforms to the ‘rules’. 😊
The orange Geranium leaves against the pale pink vase rather appealed to me. Pink and orange is one of my favourite colour combinations. 😃 Although they are not dried, they are dry-ish!
Lighting was tricky… it was very dull and grey on Sunday afternoon, with freezing cold drizzle. I had to put a lamp on! Thankfully the sun is peeping through the clouds today.
Some Echinacea seedheads are still standing, and I also picked three Allium ‘Millennium’ seedheads just before they start to disintegrate. The other additions are the still green Succisella seedheads and a few grasses from previous vases.
I hope you will visit Cathy in the course of today – you will find her latest vase and others linked in the comments section and I am sure you will agree how fascinating and inspiring it is to see what people around the globe are picking from their gardens.
Your Monday will be a little brighter for it! 😃
A big thank you to Cathy! xx