There is a friend out there (and you know who you are) who loves blue cornflowers. They were in her wedding bouquet I believe. I had been hoping to share these with her as the mild spell has generated a new bunch of flowers.
I hope you enjoyed seeing them. See what Cathy and the numerous in a Vase on Monday participants have shared with Cathy today.
How delicate petals seem at this time of year. Too soft and gentle to withstand rough weather. Too colourful, too pretty, against other plants which are drying out and brown. On my kitchen window sill sits a pot of Burts Bees almond and milk hand cream, it brought to mind an old TV advert for a certain cream where a brown dried out leaf sprang back to life. Now imagine if that were possible.
This is Dahlia Labyrinth.
Let’s hope the weather is not too drastic. Pop over to Cathy to see what other vases are around this week. There are sure to be plenty of lovely flowers to see.
If you look carefully you should be able to see birds in flight, as if forming an orderly queue, heading to the reservoirs nearby. Canada geese perhaps?
Enjoy your day, no matter what you may be doing.
This tiny cut glass creamer is a good size for the shorter stemmed dahlias and clary salvia. I see I should probably have ironed my tablecloth, my secret is out, I don’t. Look at the pink cosmos instead.
A fistful of dahlias to share with you and Cathy. Hoping you have had a good Monday and if it was not that great, remember tomorrow is another day.
Coreopsis moonbeam, David Austin Roses, Erigeron, in a vase on Monday, Molinia nia Transparent, Nassella tenuissima, papaver somniferum Black Single, persicaria affinis, rose a shropshire lad, sanguisorba canadensis, stipa tenuissima, Tuesday View, Verbena bonariensis
Evening all. First off a Vase to join Cathy. I am late for In a Vase on Monday but I hope I will be forgiven.
These are roses from David Austin, rose ‘A Shropshire Lad’ with dahlias from Sarah Raven and opium poppy. ‘Black Single’.
Now to my Tuesday view. Cathy Of words and herbs , rather than rambling Cathy who hosts IAVOM, encourages us to record a view in our gardens throughout the year. It is both a useful record and interesting to see the impact the weather and seasons are having on our chosen spot.
White sticks of self sown Sanguisorba canadensis mingling where they choose.
Today has been lovely but in exposed parts ( the garden, not me) there was a nip to the air. Autumn is coming in fast now. We need to make the most of these last flowers of Summer before the scene turns brown and crisp.
Erigeron, stipa, now known as Nassella tenuissima, verbena bonariensis.
Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’
The blue glass bottles, for bottled water, were brought back in my luggage from a recent holiday in Andalusia. Too nice to just throw away, regular readers may recognise this from Silent Sunday yesterday. Thank you if you are a regular.
A few of the great performers this season namely marigold Calendula. Such a fresh orange colour.
So these are what I am enjoying today as I sit at my table working. I am sharing them with you and Cathy of course. Have a good week wherever you happen to be. D.